Clublife : Thugs, Drugs, and Chaos at New York City's Premier Nightclubs

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"I've always maintained highly ingrained, stringent standards of right and wrong. Repulsed by much of what I've seen while working as a bouncer, my indignation has served to grant me a particularly keen insight into a rarely seen segment of life in New York. This 'code' by which I've chosen to live, at least in my professional life, has given me a unique perspective on human behavior, as seen from the ground up. I've lived my adult life amidst the teeming masses–and, at times, under them–in a successin of dead–end jobs, culminating in bouncing, a field requiring me to cast judgment on some of the worst behavior humanity has to offer...." CLUBLIFE has evolved into one of the most popular internet sites of its kind, generating extraordinary amounts of traffic each day. In honest and descriptive prose, Rob the Bouncer takes us behind the scenes of some of New York City's most notorious night clubs, introducing us to the people who run the show, the vapid fools dying to get in, and the celebrities and bullshitters who get in no matter what. Coworkers, managers, troublesome customers, and even mobsters are observed, quite candidly, as Rob deals with a never–ending variety of humorous, difficult, and even dangerous situations. Rob also describes, in compelling detail, the evolution of a big time Manhattan nightspot–from red carpets and klieg lights to relegation to the city's B list, doomed to open its doors to the locals it tried so hard to keep out.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 408.23g
  • HarperEntertainment
  • United States
  • English
  • 0061123889
  • 9780061123887

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