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Skinema

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  196 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
Though Skinema "reviews" over 150 pornos, Nieratko hardly ever mentions them, focusing instead on the pill-popping exploits that he's documented unapologetically over the past seven years in his column for Vice Magazine—much to his editors chagrin. As Johnny Knoxville so succinctly put it, Nieratko is an asshole, but whether Chris is rescuing a stalker from choking on her ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by VICE Books
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Justin
Sep 23, 2007 Justin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: The Truly Depraved
This book is a whole lot of awesome! It's very funny and very fucked up, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. Chris Nieratko is an Asshole At Large for Vice Magazine and this book is a collection of his columns, which are ostensibly reviews of porno movies but they rarely are. More often, either Nieratko riffs on the title of the movie-to-be-reviewed and it reminds of him of some depraved situation he himself was once a part of, or he just completely disregards the fact that he's supposed ...more
Greg
Mar 15, 2012 Greg rated it liked it
This is how Tucker Max would write if he were actually creative, interesting, and a good writer. (Read: if all his stories weren't just mild variations of "So I got really drunk this time and some crazy shit happened SWEARTOGOD!")

I could easily imagine Nieratko writing really thoughtful, intriguing, widely heralded books had his life taken a different trajectory. But it was not to be. Instead, he spent his time skateboarding, doing drugs, and watching porn. Not that any of that is necessarily a
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Hilary
Jul 30, 2012 Hilary rated it really liked it
This is not a book for everyone - Chris Nieratko makes Tucker Max look like an angel. However he does it with such humor that I sort of want him to be my friend.

Chris Nieratko worked for Vice Magazine forever. He then was besties with Johnny Knoxville and the Jackass Crew - but when they started to go off to do Jackass, he stayed to work at Vice. This book is a collection of short stories about his life. He was supposed to be reviewing porn video’s and instead would just write about whatever he
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Monica
Mar 24, 2009 Monica rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
One of my guilty pleasures is that I enjoy Vice magazine. Or, I should say used to enjoy it, because I hardly ever see it anymore, but I do look at the Do's and Don't on occasion on their website. I'd never been a big fan of Chris Nieratko's column, but remembered it as vaguely amusing. However, what was vaguely amusing to see every once in a while is not so enjoyable in book form. Maybe it's the misogyny and racism. Maybe it's just that Nieratko's writing about shit, ass sex, hookers, vomit, dr ...more
Amy
Dec 16, 2010 Amy rated it liked it
This is not a book for everyone. Really, it's not. Chris Nieratko is hideously fucked-up but man, has he lived an interesting life! Those of you familiar with his work on Jackass the television show and from Vice and Bizarre magazines will know exactly what to expect from a book penned by this self-absorbed arsehole. These vignettes of his life disguised as reviews of porn movies are offensive,disgusting and often baffling. Prepare to be truly offended at least once, grossed out to the point of ...more
Kit Fox
Nov 29, 2007 Kit Fox rated it liked it
I totally had a nightmare about the author while I was reading this book. Like, he was just a total dick to me for no apparent reason. He seems like the kind of self-styled anti-hipster badass who'd totally call me a "fag" for watching movies that have subtitles, but that being said, some of his drunken, drugged up stories are pretty fucking funny. But that's what I'd expect from Vice magazine, wouldn't you?
Karrie
Mar 18, 2008 Karrie rated it it was amazing
Chris is quite possibly one of the most clever assfaces well, ever- read this book or perish- and no you can not borrow mine.."it's like the Ktel slow jams rekkid in the 70's.. "no my brotha, you must buy your own"
Leonard Pierce
Jul 07, 2008 Leonard Pierce rated it did not like it
Shelves: humor
Abysmal, self-absorbed, awful 'humor' book from the hipster jackasses at Vice, and sadly typical of their entire just-kidding-but-not-really approach to writing, with its faux-ironic racism and sexism. Awful.
Bridget
May 10, 2009 Bridget rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: preverts, Vice Magazine obsessives
Reading this on the bus was awesome fun times.
Nieratko reads like the illegitimate child of Allan Ginsberg and Georges Bataille- dirty, sexy, weird and funny. I'll bet his wife is a peach of a lady.
Dayna
Jan 24, 2008 Dayna rated it really liked it
Hilarious, but not for the easily offended - especially those who would be squeamish at the constant mention of anal, lesbian and sex toy fantasies. I wonder how much is exaggerated for effect, but in the end don't really care because his crass tales left me laughing aloud many a time.
Natalie
Feb 09, 2008 Natalie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: drew, sandy, john
The best! I laughed so god damned hard. I've never read anything more funny. Sure, he's a crude, slighty virile and slutty...but when is that NOT funny? It's always funny. Go read this.
Peter
Jul 14, 2008 Peter rated it it was amazing
Living with the rest of the softies out here on the West Coast, it was good to get a little Jersey!
Mark
Aug 13, 2007 Mark rated it it was amazing
Easily one of the funniest books I've read in years. Not for the easily offended I suppose, but at least someone is still writing funny stuff that is worthy of that warning.
Lisa
Sep 05, 2008 Lisa rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: People with genital piercings
Recommended to Lisa by: Urban Outfitters
I'm not a prig. That's not why I didn't like this. It was just Boring. Like risky, slightly psychotic frat guys who think theyre awesome and hilarious. It has its moments.
Allan Hough
Mar 30, 2008 Allan Hough rated it liked it
no story in this big book of stories comes remotely close to topping the story nieratko tells in this two-minute clip: http://www.vbs.tv/video.php?id=935458904
Dana Jerman
Apr 16, 2012 Dana Jerman rated it really liked it
One could say the thing to love about Chris's writing is the same thing that puts you off of it after so many pages... Filthy and juvenile and mostly snickker-worthy.
Oriana
Oct 03, 2009 Oriana marked it as to-read
Ok, alright, I desperately adore Vice magazine. I will read anything they are connected with in any way, probably forever.
Kevin
Oct 09, 2007 Kevin rated it really liked it
A lifestlye artist like myself. Only I have a sneaking suspicion that some of the tales in here are not entirely true.
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Jul 20, 2008 john streeter rated it it was amazing
scandalous, ridiculous, unbelievable. The worst book ive ever read that I couldnt put down.
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