Note: ** This book is meant for adult audiences - Not child or family friendly.**
Street Boners - 1764 Hipster Fashion Jokes
by Gavin McInnes
Ever wonder if someone has looked at you on the street and judged your look as a DO or a DON'T? If you're unsure whether your fashion taste is Haute or Not ? - Then check out this book. After reading this book you may:
a) Sigh with relief, thankful that you are not in these pages...
b) Freak when you see an outfit you now actually own have or once sported in this book...
c) Howl and snort in disbelief that anyone would be caught dead wearing this crap...
d) Search for a toll free number where you can order the outfit you LOVE on Pg 197...
e) Feel totally paranoid anytime you're on the street and a stranger seems to be pointing his camera at you...
One thing is for sure, this is a book that will get a rise out of you. Whether it is simply a raised eyebrow, a chuckle, a gasp or a belly laugh depends on your personal sense of humor, your level of open-mindedness, and whether or not you are easily offended. Simply put - this is a book of more than 300 pages of fashion faux pas hipster shots with some hilarious, and outlandish comments and captions (translation = foul language, four-letter words, not for the kids or faint of heart!).
Per the publisher - Hatchette Book Group's website -
"Fifteen years after founding Vice (Vice magazine), Gavin McInnes has poured his creative juices into a new endeavor: StreetCarnage.com. Growing in size and influence at an alarming rate, the site's main feature is the new and improved version of Gavin's "DOs and DON'Ts," now tantalizingly called Street Boners.
These Boners have been polished and compounded into a book that takes the best of the site and adds hundreds more gems! With 1,312 photos, hilarious captions, and a harsh new rating system-from one to 10 kitten faces-STREET BONERS makes sure no glorious fashion statement goes unnoticed. Innocent citizens are either damned to hell or relentlessly exalted into heaven. Chloe Sevigny, Debbie Harry, Fred Armisen, and Tim & Eric also contribute their scathing wit to the book, and the end result is a New York fashion bible no bathroom should be without."
About Gavin McInnes per Amazon.Com:
Gavin McInnes co-founded Vice magazinein 1994, and later authored two successful books with the Vice brand--Vice Dos and Don'ts and The Vice Guide to Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll. After splitting from Vice in 2007 due to creative differences, McInnes co-founded the company Street Carnage. McInnes has also published eight issues of a comic titled Pervert and played in a number of punk bands.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher Hatchette Book Group to review. I find this book a farcical, hilarious, campy romp through hipster street fashion. Bear in mind -- I consider myself to be fairly open minded -- So, while I do not share the author's views or opinions - I took it all with a grain of salt and did not let the language or the material offend me easily. However, I still would not make this a coffee table book in my house nor leave it out where children may find it. You, however, may find the material in this book offensive...So, just a warning.
That said....Hatchette Book Group is sponsoring a giveaway of Street Boners. (1) One lucky reader will win a copy of this book. This will be an Easy - Entry Giveaway:
Simply leave a comment telling me what your biggest fashion faux pas was and why you want to win this book. Be sure to include your email address for notification. (JohnDoe AT gmail dot com - format)
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Must be a resident of the USA or Canada, Be 18 Years of Age or Older - and
if you win - must provide a physical shipping address (No P.O. Boxes).
Giveaway Ends Friday May 28, 2010 11:59 pm CST. Comments will be numbered & Winner will be drawn by random drawing (using Random.org) - and notified by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours or another person will be selected.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Hachette Book Group in exchange for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own, and others may have different results or experiences. I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”