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The Death of Cool

From Teenage Rebellion to the Hangover of Adulthood

Gavin McInnes


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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.

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

“You will not find a memoir like this anywhere. Usually when people are this insane, they can’t form coherent sentences, but Gavin brilliantly weaves his bizarre outlook on life in a way that makes them somehow feel relatable. I love this book.”—Justin Halpern, author of Sh*t My Dad Says

“I loved this book, though it may have given my eyeballs gonorrhea.” —Samantha Bee, author of I Know I Am, but What Are You?

“An interesting, infuriating read. You will never love this book harder than it already loves you.”—Patton Oswalt, author of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland

“I laughed so hard I got a headache.”—Justin Theroux, author of Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2

“Wonderfully powerful, funny, and full of life, this book is amazing and a pleasure to explore. I cried while reading the 9/11 chapter.”—Andrew W.K. author of “Party Hard”

“I loved this book, though it may have given my eyeballs gonorrhea.” —Samantha Bee, author of I Know I Am, but What Are You?

"This book sucks."—Tucker Max, author of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

How to Piss in Public is a Bible waiting to happen.” —Maxim

"[A] compelling memoir...insanely hilarious."
— Huffington Post

"So f**king good, I can't recommend it enough."
— Nikki Glaser

Scribner, 9781451614183, 288pp.

Publication Date: July 16, 2013

About the Author

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.