“For those who’ve never had the opportunity to party like a rock star and felt like they were missing out, Please Take Me Off the Guest List’ may very well smooth over those regrets.”
—The New York Times T Magazine
, Men’s Fashion issue
“It’s a gorgeous book, but there’s more to it than that. Wakefield is a designer; she juxtaposed Zinner’s photos with Lipez’s stories of life in the rock and roll gutter in a really unique way. There is literally no way you could make this book into a satisfying e-book. It’s a beautiful artifact.”
In this outstanding collaboration, Nick Zinner’s photographs evoke the world he travels with his band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, while Zachary Lipez’s essays recount his adventures as a bartender, drug abuser, bookstore clerk, metal fan, miserable adolescent, and relentless skirt chaser. The book is designed by Zinner’s and Lipez’s longtime collaborator, book artist Stacy Wakefield.
Nick Zinner plays guitar in the three-time Grammy-nominated rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs and other collaborative projects. His photos have been exhibited all over the world. He lives in New York City.
Zachary Lipez sings in the band Freshkills, tends bar at Beauty Bar Brooklyn, and deejays all over New York City. His writing appears on Vol.1 blog.
Stacy Wakefield worked as design director for Index magazine, Artforum, and Bookforum. She now lives in the Catskills where she designs art books.