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Please Take Me Off the Guest List

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"For those who've never had the opportunity to party like a rock star and felt like they were missing out, Please Take Me Off the Guest List' may very well smooth over those regrets."
--The New York Times T Magazine, Men's Fashion issue

"It's a gorgeous book, but there's more to it than that. Wakefield is a designer; she juxtaposed Zinner's photos with Lipez's stories of lif
Paperback, 116 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by Akashic Books
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Feb 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
4 stars for its artifact value (you will want to give this to your potentially cool niece when she turns 13)
2 1/2 stars for zachary lipez's writing (its snarky, fairly funny and entertaining, but ultimately a weak derivative of hunter s thompson, I NEED MORE news here zach, )
4 stars for the photography (i wish i could see these in a bigger format, and MORE of them,
4 stars for the layout, which is an important part of this whole
I sat down and read this at work the other day. It was a great way to kill the last 30 minutes of my workday. First off, the design is great--with the essays printed on smaller size paper bound between the photos. Secondly, the essays (by Lipez) are really funny, written with high energy like a really intellectual snob buzzing on speed. It's okay if you can't follow them like a traditional narrative. It's more like rock-n-roll in that way.
Sep 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
Hilarious, beautiful, and quick. A combined effort by designer Stacy Wakefield, photographer Nick Zinner (guitarist for the Yeah Yeah Yeah's) and author Zachary Lipez (singer for the Freshkills). Though the coolest part was actually meeting all three at Powell's Books in Portland.
Sep 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
my close friend zack wrote the essays, and nick zinner is not only a prolific guitarist, but also a renowned photographer whom i've had the distinct pleasure of exhibiting with in the past. some of the people and places mentioned strike very close to my heart, making this one is a personal fave.
Tracy Slone
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I won this book through goodreads first look. It was a great read. The vivid pictures and captivating stories let you live through the storytellers experiences. If you never got a chance to "sow your wild oats," you can definitely read what you missed out on. Great book. Amazing photos.
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Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
I appreciate the concept.
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun
Cool pictures, strange essays. The best was the letter of resignation from the bookstore.
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Shelves: wishlist
oh, want want want. Put out by Akashic, and all about my neighborhood? Yes and yes.
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Nicholas Joseph Zinner is the guitarist for the New York rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. He is known for his "unmistakable" wild hair, skinny physique, and pale appearance.

Zinner is also a member of the band Head Wound City along with members from The Locust and The Blood Brothers.

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