The Resource Party of one : a memoir in 21 songs, Dave Holmes

Party of one : a memoir in 21 songs, Dave Holmes

Label
Party of one : a memoir in 21 songs
Title
Party of one
Title remainder
a memoir in 21 songs
Statement of responsibility
Dave Holmes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From comedian, Esquire contributor, and former MTV VJ Dave Holmes, the hilarious memoir of a music geek and perpetual outsider fumbling his way toward self-acceptance, with the music of the '80s, '90s, and '00s as his soundtrack. Dave Holmes has spent his life on the periphery, nose pressed hopefully against the glass, wanting just one thing: to get inside. Growing up, he was the artsy kid in the sporty family. At his high school and Catholic college, he was the closeted gay kid surrounded by crush-worthy straight guys. And in his twenties, in the middle of a disastrous career in advertising, he accidentally became an MTV VJ overnight when he finished second, naturally, in the Wanna Be a VJ contest, opening the door to fame, fortune, and celebrity--you know, almost. But despite all the close calls, or possibly because of them, he just kept trying, and if (spoiler alert) he never quite succeeded, at least he got some good stories out of it. In Party of One, Dave tells the hilariously painful and painfully hilarious tales--in the vein of Rob Sheffield, Andy Cohen, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Paul Feig, and Augusten Burroughs--of an outsider desperate to get in, of a misfit constantly changing shape, of a guy who finally learns to accept himself. Structured around a mix of hits and deep cuts from the '80s, '90s, and '00s--from Bruce Springsteen's 'Hungry Heart' to Wilson Phillips's 'Impulsive' to En Vogue's 'Free Your Mind' and beyond--and punctuated with interludes like 'So You've Had Your Heart Broken in the 1990s : A Playlist, ' this book is for anyone who's ever felt like a square peg, especially those who found their place in the world, as we often do, around a band, an album, or a song. It's a laugh-out-loud funny, deeply nostalgic story about never fitting in, never giving up, and listening to good music along the way"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, Dave
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.H6446
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holmes, Dave
  • Holmes, Dave
  • Comedians
  • Television personalities
  • Radio personalities
  • Authors, American
  • Gay men
  • Coming of age
  • Self-acceptance
  • Popular music
Label
Party of one : a memoir in 21 songs, Dave Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn932003657
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780804187985
Lccn
2015047486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Party of one : a memoir in 21 songs, Dave Holmes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn932003657
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780804187985
Lccn
2015047486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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