Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Party of one: a memoir in 21 songs

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
"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"--
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780804187985
9780804188005
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID56428021-a76c-7e62-5bbf-22dd3abbc485
Grouping Titleparty of one a memoir in 21 songs
Grouping Authordave holmes
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-29 02:32:36AM
Last Indexed2020-09-28 03:05:48AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorHolmes, Dave, 1971-
author_displayHolmes, Dave
available_at_catalogCentral
North Sacramento-Hagginwood
South Natomas
detailed_location_catalogCentral
North Sacramento-Hagginwood
South Natomas
display_description"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"--
format_catalogBook
eBook
format_category_catalogBooks
eBook
id56428021-a76c-7e62-5bbf-22dd3abbc485
isbn9780804187985
9780804188005
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b2423249x.i7423478xSouth Natomas780.92 H749 20161falsefalseOn Shelfnatag
ils:.b2423249x.i74234778North Sacramento-Hagginwood780.92 H749 20161falsefalseOn Shelfnsaag
ils:.b2423249x.i74234754Central780.92 H749 20161falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
overdrive:c52ac5e3-4b86-4982-9245-2d7fba3d3127-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2020-09-28T10:05:48.179Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog780.92 H749 2016
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogCentral
North Sacramento-Hagginwood
South Natomas
primary_isbn9780804187985
publishDate2016
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b2423249xBookBooksFirst edition.EnglishCrown Archetype, [2016]274 pages ; 22 cm.
overdrive:c52ac5e3-4b86-4982-9245-2d7fba3d3127eBookeBookEnglishCrown2016
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b2423249x.i7423478xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b2423249x.i74234778On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b2423249x.i74234754On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
overdrive:c52ac5e3-4b86-4982-9245-2d7fba3d3127-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetAuthors, American -- Biography
Comedians -- United States -- Biography
Coming of age -- United States
Gay men -- United States -- Biography
Holmes, Dave, -- 1971-
Holmes, Dave, -- 1971- -- Childhood and youth
Popular music -- United States -- Miscellanea
Radio personalities -- United States -- Biography
Self-acceptance -- United States
Television personalities -- United States -- Biography
title_displayParty of one : a memoir in 21 songs
title_fullParty of One A Memoir in 21 Songs
Party of one : a memoir in 21 songs / Dave Holmes
title_shortParty of one
title_suba memoir in 21 songs
topic_facetAuthors, American
Biography & Autobiography
Childhood and youth
Comedians
Coming of age
Gay men
Holmes, Dave
Humor (Nonfiction)
Music
Nonfiction
Popular music
Radio personalities
Self-acceptance
Television personalities