Memoirs have the power to move us, connect with us and allow us to share life changing experiences with people we’d otherwise never have the chance to know. Every Monday, we’re pleased to feature a memoir and open a window to someone else’s life.
As you can probably guess from the title, How to Piss in Public is not your typical memoir. While it’s about Gavin McInnes growing up punk in Ottawa, snorting cocaine and other drugs, hanging with Joe Strummer from The Clash, and having awkward moments with celebrities, it’s also about how he turned VICE magazine, a small Montreal publication, into a multimedia empire now based in New York, and how he gave birth to several successful viral videos.
This memoir details a variety of ridiculous and entertaining snippets from Gavin McInnes’ life, from streaking through New York City during the 2003 blackout to getting his mother so high she called the cops on goblins. Hailed by NBC as “The Godfather of Hipsterdom,” McInnes’ style is honest and raw. Ultimately, he just wants to make you laugh so hard you’d puke. Take a peek inside.