Chris's Reviews > Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty in the Seventies

Lucking Out by James   Wolcott
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Mar 22, 2012

really liked it

I love Wolcott's writing, and his gift for snark is second-to-none. I'll be honest and say that I bought this book for the chapter on CBGB and the downtown punk scene, but was also pleasantly engaged by Wolcott's tales of the Village Voice and about (of all things) porn. Had I been a little more up on criticism (and in particular, the work of Pauline Kael and the world of dance), I'd probably get a lot of more of the inside jokes and snide remarks.

But as is, it's worth it just for the chapter on punk.

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