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Please Take Me Off the Guest List

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Please Take Me Off the Guest List ​is the latest in a series of creative collaborations by New York City artists and friends Zachary Lipez, Nick Zinner, and Stacy Wakefield.

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What people are saying…

Included in Flavorwire’s “An Essential Punk Literature Reading List.”

“For those who’ve never had the opportunity to party like a rock star and felt like they were missing out, Please Take Me Off the Guest List may very well smooth over those regrets.”
The New York Times, T Magazine Men’s Fashion issue

“It’s a gorgeous book, but there’s more to it than that. Wakefield is a designer; she juxtaposed Zinner’s photos with Lipez’s stories of life in the rock and roll gutter in a really unique way. There is literally no way you could make this book into a satisfying e-book. It’s a beautiful artifact.”
The Stranger


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Nick Zinner answered 15 questions for Akashic’s Literary Lions feature. Read his answers here.

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Please Take Me Off the Guest List is the latest in a series of creative collaborations by New York City artists and friends Zachary Lipez, Nick Zinner, and Stacy Wakefield. Zachary Lipez’s essays recount his adventures as a bartender, drug abuser, bookstore clerk, metal fan, miserable adolescent and relentless skirt chaser. His inimitable voice walks the line between self-loathing and hedonistic delight and is biting, moving, and extremely funny. Nick Zinner’s photographs evoke the world he travels with his band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. His always-present camera documents decadent late nights as well as blissfully fresh sun-dappled landscapes. His images are rich in narrative and unwaveringly optimistic. The book is edited and designed by their longtime collaborator, book artist Stacy Wakefield. The unique structure she has devised for this book presents Zachary’s essays as separate books-within-the-book, while the stories built by the photographs course through and around them. Zachary, Nick, and Stacy have produced three previous books together: No Seats on the Party Car, Slept in Beds, and I Hope You Are All Happy Now.


Book Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Published: 8/24/10
  • IBSN: 9781936070626
  • e-IBSN: 9781617750779

Authors

NICK ZINNER plays guitar in the band the three-time Grammy-nominated rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs and other collaborative projects. His photos have been exhibited all over the world including solo shows in Tokyo, Berlin, London, and New York, and he contributed photos to Please Take Me Off the Guest List. He lives mostly in New York City.

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ZACHARY LIPEZ sings in the band Freshkills, tends bar at Beauty Bar Brooklyn, and deejays all over New York City. His writing appears on Vol.1 Brooklyn and in Please Take Me Off the Guest List.

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STACY WAKEFIELD published her first nonfiction book about squatting, the underground classic Not for Rent, in 1994. Her debut novel is The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory. Wakefield is cocreator of the photo/essay book Please Take Me Off the Guest List with Nick Zinner and Zachary Lipez. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest and lives in Brooklyn and the Catskills with her husband, musician Nick Forte.

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