Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Book Review: Street Boners by Gavin McInnes

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Book Review: Street Boners by Gavin McInnes

Street Boneers, Fashion, Apparel
Photo Credit:  Street Boners
Street Boners 
1,764 Hipster Fashion Jokes
by Gavin McInnes

I'm hip, I thought to myself.  
I watch Sex & the City.  
I read Anna Maxted and Marian Keyes.  
I'm an excellent critical couch-judge for Project Runaway.  
I could certainly do with some humor.  
My teen even, to her dismay, likes for me to go shopping with her, beyond just bringing my cards.  She really values my opinion, even when she doesn't initially agree.  And that girl is a teen diva fashionista.

So I settle myself in for some good humor and chuckling and....crud.   
There's a problem, Houston.  
I'm not laughing.  

Worse, 
the author, in addition to compiling 337 pages worth of great pics and clearly thoroughly thought out detailed (comedic) comments for each, has developed a "kitten"ratings system which is applied to all of the fashions contained within his work.   
"kitten" rating.  

Puzzled, 
I considered the source, author Gavin McInnes, maybe he is simply in error.  
No such luck.  
This fellow knows his stuff.  
It was evident after reading his article, "What Is a Hipster:  The History of Cool".  Great article!  Right in the middle of the book.

Still not wanting to accept the reality staring at me from the pages of fashion, I dove deeper.  What did others think of his work?  
The New York Times     "Pure, undiluted genius"
Entertainment Weekly    "a riot"
Rolling Stone                   " Hot Book."
What do they know, anyway?
As a last resort, I went to my resident fashionista and asked her to have a look.  
There was a bit of censorship involved as a few of the pages had some fairly graphic pictures.  She got it .  
She thought the commentaries were hysterical.

So, I had to face the sad, harsh reality.  
I am not hip.  
Not even close.  

Fortunately, Gavin anticipated non-hipsters, such as myself.  
He was kind enough to include a detailed article within the book,
" The Rules:  What to DO and What to DON'T do".  
It covers everything from shoes to hats.  
Complete with illustrations that I suspect he created himself.

In conclusion, based upon consensus of the masses, Street Boners is likely a litmus test for hip and cool.
If you ARE hip and cool, you'll want to give this a read.  
If you AREN'T SURE if you are hip and cool, well, you probably aren't.
Give it a read, anyway.
No need to dash your hope, yet!


I received a copy of Street Boners to explore for the purposes of creating this review.  The opinions expressed above are my own.  Non-original images cited above.

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