Gathering the strongest pieces from "BlackBook Magazine," this volume is a star-studded collection that addresses the intersection between pop culture, the arts, politics, and fashion with contributions from DBC Pierre, Sam Lipsyte, William Vollmann, and Chuck Palahniuk.
Since it first went to press in 1996, "BlackBook" has established itself as an arbiter of style, and a forum for new and dynamic writing. "The Revolution Will Be Accessorized" gathers many of the magazine's strongest pieces, and the result is a star-studded collection that addresses the intersection of pop culture, the arts, politics, and fashion, with provocative contributions from many of today's best writers, including:
- Augusten Burroughs on Christmas with his mother
- Jonathan Ames on his boyhood sneaker fetish
- Meghan Daum on L.A. bourgeois
Also included are pieces by Neal Pollack, Joan Didion, Naomi Klein, Emma Forrest, and Douglas Coupland, among others. Raw, edgy, and always insightful, "The Revolution Will Be Accessorized" is a window on to what's happening outside the mainstream.
About Aaron Hicklin:
Aaron Hicklin joined "BlackBook" as editor-in-chief after five years with "Gear" magazine. The author of "Boy Soldiers, " he lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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