Book Debut: Barkeep Turned Award-Winning Columnist
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Cold Type Press announces release of ‘The Anxious Hipster and Other Barflies I’ve Known’ by Brian Clarey, former New Orleans bartender, founding editor of YES! Weekly and the voice behind the edgy metro column, Crashing the Gate.
In ‘Hipster,’ Clarey propels the reader on a fearless, free-wheeling bar crawl through his native Long Island, the North Carolina Piedmont Triad, New Orleans and the south of France, cracking wise on Botox babes, breaking bread with street people and washed-up celebs, and extolling the joys and perils of fatherhood. Here is what others are saying:
“Honest, amusing, and frequently tender, Brian Clarey’s clear-eyed observations…are crackerjacks of insight.”
— Marianne Gingher, author, ‘Adventures in Pen Land,’ ‘Bobby Rex’s Greatest Hit’
“Brian Clarey’s words are always insightful, fresh, humorous and provocative. I am delighted to finally have a collection of his columns available in one volume.”
— Austin Carty, cast member, ‘Survivor,’ author, High Points Lows.
Clarey, raised in Garden City, N.Y., and a Loyola New Orleans graduate, honed his craft at the “all-night grad school,” Igor’s 24-hour bar in New Orleans. ‘Hipster’s’ debut is a pub crawl of its own: Clarey will hold late-night readings at his favorite gin joints around the Triad, beginning with a book launch in January at the new Blind Tiger on Spring Garden Street.
200 pages: hardback, clothbound, $24.95 at fine stores or from brianclarey.com
Contact: Elaine Shields