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by Dave White


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Dave White's book is an excellent read about the culture shock of moving to the very unique and rather disturbing .

Dave White's book is an excellent read about the culture shock of moving to the very unique and rather disturbing Los Angeles. A great perspective and fun look at all the intricacies of life in a strange town.

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Here’s the diary of a man who in mid-life found himself uprooted and dumped into West Hollywood, an unfamiliar place not exactly known for stability. What began as weekly diaries e-mailed to out-of-state family and friends evolved into a blog called 'Dave White Knows' and in 2003 became a monthly column in Instinct called 'Exile in Guyville. Alyson Books now presents White's blogs in expanded form with loads of new material.

Experience the west hollywood experience through the cynical but hilarious eyes of Dave White. Drug dealers down the block, in-n-out, movie screenings, mammograms, and punk rock, he has his bases covered. Shipped USPS media mail.

friends evolved into a blog called 'Dave White Knows' and in 2003 became a monthly column in Instinct called 'Exile in Guyville.

What began as weekly diaries e-mailed to out-of-state family and friends evolved into a blog called 'Dave White Knows' and in 2003 became a monthly column in Instinct called 'Exile in Guyville. Tell it like it is, Dave. One of the best reads in a long time. I COULD NOT put it down.

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In 2006, White's blog from that year was published as a book entitled Exile in Guyville: How a Punk Rock Redneck . Dave White (author) - For other people named Dave White, see David White. Dave White (born 1979) is a Derringer Award winning mystery author and educator.

In 2006, White's blog from that year was published as a book entitled Exile in Guyville: How a Punk Rock Redneck Faggot Texan Moved To West Hollywood and Refused To Be Shiny and Happy. White has since performed many readings across the Pacific Coast, including locations such as Sacramento, Long Beach, Hollywood, and San Francisco.

In his new book Exile In Guyville: How A Punk Rock Redneck Faggot Texan Moved To West Hollywood And Refused To Be Shiny And Happy, Dave Wilson spends most of his time defining his character by making fun of what he is not. Going to an Ann Miller concert, th. . Going to an Ann Miller concert, the self-described goth indie-rocker takes the piss out of his boy-friend’s friends. I feel suddenly ethnic. Our group is the kind of gay that irons and tucks in, all freshly cut hair and trim little waistlines. One gay is wearing a sweater - it’s 62 degrees - and that, too, is tucked in. Because he can. He’s just not that.

Here’s the diary of a man who in mid-life found himself uprooted and dumped into West Hollywood, an unfamiliar place not exactly known for stability. White explores his neighborhood ? “queens: 6 percent; cranky 70-year-old Russians who give you the evil eye when you walk past: 2 percent; blonde girls with big, round, hard fakeys who think Jennifer Anniston just got lucky: 10 percent; miscellaneous cool kids, hustlers, and actual crazy people: 5 percent.”

White gets gigs as a freelance writer, goes to the grocery store where his Russian neighbors ask him questions because they think he’s from the old country; and encounters Sara Gilbert at the Laundromat, Leonard Maltin at the movies, and Ben Affleck driving a Rolls-Royce so ridiculously conspicuous he might as well be driving Chitty-Chitty, Bang-Bang.

What began as weekly diaries emailed to out-of-state family and friends evolved into a blog called “Dave White Knows” and in 2003 became a monthly column in Instinct called “Exile in Guyville.” Alyson Books now presents White’s blogs in expanded form with loads of new material that will be even more irritating to the Instinct readers who didn’t like his column. “They requested more fashion and skin-care features in its place, which makes me kind of proud.”

Dave White is a freelance journalist specializing in music. His reviews and features have been seen in E! Online, IFILM, LA Weekly, Dallas Observer, Instinct, The Advocate, Glue, Cybersocket, Total Movie, Unzipped, and Frontiers. White lives in West Hollywood with his boyfriend, the Morocco Mole, and is locally esteemed as the “King of Pancakes.”


Comments: (7)

Granijurus
OK, maybe I didn't cry, but I definitely laughed. I became familiar with Dave White's writing via msnbc.com. Every time I found myself chuckling at an article I'd notice it was written by him. That eventually led me to his blog and then to his book which I thorougly enjoyed. He has a way of pulling you into his neurotic thoughts and then showing you the genunine humor he finds in every one of them. I also enjoyed the fact that yes, he is gay, but he doesn't wave it like a flag. It's not used to prop up the ideas conveyed in this book. He communicates thoughts that are relative to anyone; gay, straight or purple. He portrays his relationship as something sweet, touching and enviable. I found myself identifiying with many of his hilarious psychotic episodes as his stories of surviving the very difficult task of being thrust into a completely different environment unfolded. What's even WAY cooler is that now that I've bought this book from Amazon.com they keep recommending this DVD called, "Puppetry of the Penis: The Ancient Art of Genital Origami". Awesome.
Bluddefender
... all of which is warranted! (From someone who also made that move to L.A., the similarities in experiences were uncanny.)

Dave White's book is an excellent read about the culture shock of moving to the very unique and rather disturbing Los Angeles. A great perspective and fun look at all the intricacies of life in a strange town.

I read this in less than two days -- once you pick it up, be prepared to finish it quickly!
Prinna
First, I have caffeine, then I read Dave White's blog. This is my morning routine. I've never met the guy, but his intelligent, intimate, yet caustic writing style endeared him to me from the first time I read him. So I was looking forward to his book, this collection of stories from his first year in Los Angeles.

I was not disappointed, and you won't be, either. You'll feel like another long-lost friend of Dave by the end of the book.
snowball
As a wage slave in entertainment journalism, and a child refugee from Los Angeles, I found this book to be gut-bustingly funny. Dave White is one of the most charismatic narrators ever, and he understands the simple concept that the more willing an author is to lay him or herself completely bare, the more hilarious their exploits - however wretched - will be for the reader. To paraphrase my partner, who vowed never to return to La La Land after an erroneous solicitation charge, "This book actually makes me want to visit LA - or at least Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles - with Dave White."
Otiel
This book is just too damn funny! Gotta love it...

I moved to LA myself a few years ago and Dave White really captures the weirdness and the greatness of it all here...
Coron
This book couldn't be harder to put down if it was krazy-glued to your fingers. Dave White's "Exile in Guyville" is witty and sarcastic, and very evocative; read it if you want to find out what West Hollywood is REALLY like for regular folks.
Quemal
Homophobes stay away - as one should gather from the title. That being said - this book had me laughing out loud. It's a must buy. I've already bought a copy for one of my friends.
Dave White gets "mean, but funny".

I don't know from Texas or West LA, and it is okay if you don't either. Dave writes it they way he sees it and is not afraid to make fun of the whole mishpocha (it's Yiddish- look it up) and their little dog, too. I read the entire book in an evening and it has earned a place on my shelf of favorites. Well written and hilarious.
Exile in Guyville: How a Punk Rock Redneck Faggot Texan Moved to West Hollywood and Refused to Be Shiny and Happy download epub
Arts & Literature
Author: Dave White
ISBN: 1555839320
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: Alyson Books (April 1, 2006)
Pages: 256 pages