The Death of Cool

From Teenage Rebellion to the Hangover of Adulthood
Narrated by: Gavin McInnes
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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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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if you don't buy this book​, the terrorists win

this was freaking amazing. buy it now. you won't regret it. it was hilariously funny, ridiculously raunchy in a good way that actually furthers the story, perfectly narrated by Gavin himself. buy it!

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amazing ass book

this book is like the best book on earth
listen to it 11/10 rating love you Gavin

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Surprisingly insightful

In a nutshell:
Entertaining, insightful, but in no means a "How-To" or a political/social commentary. Can be enjoyed by Gavin fans or foes, especially if you're looking for a gritty nonfiction and enjoy authors such as Hunter S Thompson, Ellis, Bukowski, or Palaniuk. Read by the author himself which gives the added feeling he is personally recounting to you a story.

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As of late Gavin has become an even more controversial figure. To those that hate him, I highly suggest listening to this book. You may find your opinion changes.

Written more like a good friend telling you a story at a bar than a biography; the book has several very descriptive chapters of sex, vandalism, fights, drugs, and business deals before eventually aging and maturing into a husband and father.

Reads more like Hunter S Thompson's gonzo journalism mixed with Ellis' "American Psycho," Bukowski's "Women," and Palaniuk's "Choke."

This book is very different than a Gavin podcast. It contains very little commentary on politics or social issues. So if you're looking for a book that strokes your views of Hillary, Trump, Feminism, Antifa, Proud Boys, or Abortion, this is not what you're looking for. It is through and through a collection of the craziest life stories of a Canadian Punk who fueled by drugs, alcohol, and mischievous sex acts, grew up, moved to New York, started Vice, and eventually stepped into the sobering cold shower that is adulthood.

While I wouldn't say it made me respect Gavin any more/less, it certainly provided an insightful look into his life, leading up to the infamous and often hated figure he is now.

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A full life

Gavin uses his typical colorful language and wild stories to give a simple lesson. Embrace your past, enjoy the present, and enjoy the evolution of life.

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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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Gavin givin er good

really funny and captivating. Gavin does an amazing "performance" retelling his shenanigans. You might like this one if you liked Adam Corolla's book.

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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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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.

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Best book

This is the best book I have heard/read in years. I laughed and cried during this book. This book made me think of the good old days and look forward to the future.

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Gavin’s Best story

His tone and word choice make this book 10x better than the print version could have and this is very funny and a good read.