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Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780804187985
Author(s): Dave Holmes
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Dimensions: 145 x 213 x 25 (w x l x h)
Pages: 288

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From former MTV VJ Dave Holmes, the hilarious memoir of a perpetual outsider fumbling towards self-acceptance, with the music of the '80s, '90s, and today as his soundtrack Dave Holmes has spent his life on the periphery, nose pressed hopefully against the glass, wanting just one thing: to get inside. Growing up, he was the artsy son in the sporty family. At his all-boys high school and Catholic college, he was the closeted gay kid surrounded by crush-worthy straight guys. And in his twenties, in the middle of a disastrous career in advertising, he accidentally became an MTV VJ overnight when he finished second, naturally, in the Wanna Be a VJ contest, opening the door to fame, fortune, and celebrity you know, 'almost.' In'Party of One, 'Holmes tells the hilariously painful and painfully hilarious tales in the vein of Rob Sheffield, Andy Cohen, and Paul Feig of an outsider desperate to get in, of a misfit constantly changing shape, of a music geek who finally learns to accept himself. Structured around a mix of hits and deep cuts from the last four decades from Bruce Springsteen's 'Hungry Heart' and En Vogue's 'Free Your Mind' to LCD Soundsystem s Losing My Edge and Bleachers I Wanna Get Better and punctuated with interludes like 'So You've Had Your Heart Broken in the 1990s: A Playlist' and Notes on (Jesse) Camp, this book is for anyone who's ever felt like a square peg, especially those who have found their place in the world around a
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