PLEASE TAKE ME OFF THE GUEST LIST
photographs by Nick Zinner
Essays by Zachary Lipez
Edited and designed by Stacy Wakefield
150 pages, 5x6"
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A very limited edition 7" with songs by Nick, Zachary and Stacy that comes with a signed copy of the book and an original photograph by Nick:
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.