Marc Spitz & Chuck Klosterman
Housing Works’ Bookstore Café (126 Crosby St., Manhattan)
In his new memoir Poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York in the 90s, rock writer Marc Spitz (We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of LA Punk) recounts partying and posing during the 90s—the music industry’s heady, decadent last gasp. Spitz will be in conversation with novelist, essayist, and critic Chuck Klosterman.
Marc Spitz assumed that if he lived like his literary and rock ’n’ roll heroes, he would become a great artist, too. He conveniently overlooked the fact that many of them died young, broke, and miserable. In his candid, wistful, touching, and hilarious memoir, Poseur, the music journalist, playwright, author, and blogger recounts his misspent years as a suburban kid searching for authenticity, dangerous fun, and druggy, downtown glory: first during New York’s last era of risk and edge, the pre-gentrification ’90s, and finally as a flamboyant and notorious rock writer, partying and posing during the music industry’s heady, decadent last gasp.