The Death of Cool: From Teenage Rebellion to the Hangover of Adulthood

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 16, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
A laugh-out-loud chronicle of extreme-but-true stories, featuring drunken fist fights, Satanic punk bands, afternoons on heroin, and multiple threesomes—perfect for readers of Tucker Max and Chuck Klosterman.

Gavin McInnes is more than just a rude lunatic who keeps getting beat up. He is an icon who personifies irreverence for an entire generation. This is his story, or, rather, stories—lots of them, and all gut-punchingly hilarious, from that first far reach into a girl’s tight jeans to turning forty with a cataclysmic party. In between you’ll read about acid trips, threesomes, Nazi skinheads, his band Anal Chinook (Inuit for “warm wind”), Martians in northern Canada, throwing pedophiles in jail, dinner with the Clash, what happens when you crash Bill Maher’s show wasted, and the true story of Vice magazine. A gifted writer and a born storyteller, McInnes has lived his life without apology. Learn from it.

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If you liked I hope they serve beer in hell you will like this book. This is about the author Gavin McInnes and goes from when he was a teenager in Canada to his 40th birthday. The chapter "The Time I gave Myself An STD is is so gross, and so funny I could not stop laughing. Read this book. Read full review

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Calling all Tucker Max fans: McInnes (Street Boners: 1,764 Hipster Fashion Jokes, 2010, etc.) delivers a monumentally unfunny memoir of being a jerk.The author was born and raised in a boring town in ... Read full review


Where No Man Has Gone Before 1984
The Stupidest Plan in the History of Police Chases 1986
Anal Chinook Revenge of the Punk Nerds 1988
Is Everybody on This Planet a T188 Planter? 1991
Unlaid in Taiwan 1992
Part One 19941999
Part Two 19992001
Lying to the Press 1999
A Faggot Kicked My Ass 2002
Dont Let Your Mom Get Stoned 2003
Funnest Blackout Ever You Guys 2003
Part Three 20012008
The KKK Stag 2005
Got Knocked the Fuck Out 2008
Turning Forty 2010

Asian Cocaine Orgy 2000

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About the author (2013)

Gavin McInnes is a prankster, provocateur, comedian, and creator of contemporary, alternative pop culture. He established an underground Montreal newspaper, which he grew into Vice Magazine Publishing Inc., an international megabrand that still defines cool for “the kids today.” He is the author of The Vice Guide to Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll; DOs & DON’Ts; DOs & DON’Ts 2; and Street Boners, which is based on his new website Today McInnes lives with his wife and two kids in New York City, writes for television, and makes viral comedy videos for any corporate sponsors that don’t mind fart jokes.

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