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The Death of Cool Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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 hear 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.

©2012 Gavin McInnes (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    John 04-10-15
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    "Amazing"

    Fucking amazing! That's it had me hanging to every word. Maybe I'm trying to live vicariously but truly a good book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher KINGS PARK, NY, United States 01-12-14
    Christopher KINGS PARK, NY, United States 01-12-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Hysterical!"
    What does Gavin McInnes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I'm so glad Gavin narrated, it made the experience that much more enjoyable. You get to hear him talking in the various accents of the people in his life, mimicking bodily sound effects, and most important you can hear the authentic emotion in his voice as only the person who lived the events can truly express.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It definitely made me laugh, but its not all comedy, there are sentimental parts too.


    Any additional comments?

    Note that there is pornographic level detail in the stories and many of them involve drug use. If that doesn't scare you go ahead and get it. It's a interesting/crazy story of an interesting/crazy man with guaranteed laughs.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bui 02-18-17
    Bui 02-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "exactly as contrary and consistent as he seams"

    having found this Antics hilarious in Vice yearned to see a show with him until, picked up by compound media fascinating luck into the psyche of the man was constantly looking for an excuse to pi#@ you off

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    jon 02-10-17
    jon 02-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed, entertained. I'm typically hard to amuse"

    Gavin is hilarious. I think you have to be slightly fed in the head to enjoy this

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    shelley 02-06-17
    shelley 02-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Crass like his favorite band"
    Would you listen to The Death of Cool again? Why?

    Yes, it reminds me of my pre-married youth.


    What does Gavin McInnes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He wrote it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The remembrance of my youth.


    Any additional comments?

    Did not need to hear of his amoral sexuality. I do not believe it added to the story, yes everyone has gone through a hyper sexual phase, either lived out or entirely in ones head. But, it is none of anyone's business sept the experiencer. Other than that, we had very similar childhoods except that my wife locked me down early and me not being famous. After listening to this book I am very happy that I never had an income that would let me live this way because if I did, I would be dead. Kudos to Gavin for surviving!

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    Lesley 02-04-17
    Lesley 02-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "this book should be required reading in your 20s"

    I think the world would be better if more people read this book. it should be required reading at every University.

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    Parola138 Czech Republic 01-13-17
    Parola138 Czech Republic 01-13-17 Listener Since 2005

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    "The one line sums this book up"

    There is a line in this book that I had to rewind and replay five times I laughed so hard- "Great sex is like a girl's record collection- no Rush." If you don't get that joke, you won't get this book. If you do get it, then this is exactly the type of book for you. And I've never ever liked a book narrated by the author until I heard this one. Expertly done. Very entertaining and very funny.

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    John Makrigiannis 12-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Be careful in public"

    Do a little research on Gavin before you purchase this book (he's very present on YouTube) and see if he's your cup of tea or not (ignore the politics, that's not what this book is about). His stories are great and narration even better and you will be laughing in public so be mindful of your dwellings lest you out yourself as a spectrum inhabitant in public. There are somber notes in-between the hilarity as well as some non-sequitor parts that seem to only connect chronologically. That being said this art isn't meant to have holes poked through it. It's genuine and a bargain for the entertainment utils provided.

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    Andrew P. Anderson 12-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The Godfather of Hipsterdom still beyond hipsters"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Death of Cool?

    I have never laughed harder than I have in this book. Especially at the stories of Gavin becoming nothing but a fuck boy and being anti-establishment. Especially at the story where he gave himself an std in his throat.


    Have you listened to any of Gavin McInnes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This book is exactly like what Gavin's life stories are like on his youtube videos or podcasts.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book was non-stop laughter. It is also really disgusting in parts.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a book for dudes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ruben Salazar 09-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Drunk genius"

    At first you may think that your listening to a middle aged ex drunk, doper, punk, smart ass, regale himself with stories of his wasted youth while sitting alone in a bar with an inattentive bar tender who is gently wiping off the condensation from the semi frozen mug half empty with cheep and flavorless beer that the author is "enjoying". Really, what you're hearing are examples of the kind of passion and audacity it takes to do anything worth talking about. The same fearless drive that aloud Gavin Mcinnes to have the stupid, irresponsible, dangerous, and, well, fun moments in his life is also, the same drive and tenacity that made him a millionaire family man with a ton of great stories and what seems to be a sea of endless friends. This book is more motivational than funny. Though, gut wrenchingly hilarious and emotional, this book is a source of inspiration for anyone afraid to fart in front of strangers and in need of a career and or life change.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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