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This was a great find that brought back a lot of memories of being into a bar scene. The protagonist (unnamed) is an interesting character that really brought the reader into the story line and drew vivid portraits of the motley personalities who make up a bar scene. It was fun to read and also just so enjoyably well written. --Goodreads.com
This is a must read punk rock memoir from thuggish mischief to introspection and loyalty. If you are curious about, live or have ever lived in NYC, this is a page turner and an awesome look back on the old NYC. --Goorreads.com
Ethan H. Minsker is a writer, artist and independent filmmaker. Minsker has written screenplays and produced and directed eight independent films. He is the founder of the Antagonist Movement, Inc., a consortium of artists, writers and musicians based in New York's East Village. Mr. Minsker was also the creator and editor-in-chief of Psycho Moto Zine, which was in publication from 1988-present. Mr. Minsker received his B.F.A. in Film with honors from the School of Visual Arts and his masters in Media from the New School.
Not really sure how he managed it but Ethan uses the most straightforward, unsentimental style to write a book that teems with nostalgia for a time now lost and the deeply... Read morePublished 6 months ago by evee
Raw and real. Love that it's honest and yet still literary. It's not just an account of the bar scene at that time, and you don't have to have lived through it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Marissa Levey
Fantastic chronicle of life working in the bars of the Lower East Side/East Village. The author completely captures the essence of what it was like to be in that neighbourhood... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Tara Cooper
I couldn't put the book down. This is the perfect book to read when you are homesick for NYC and a way of life (and neighborhoods) in NYC that is quickly fading. Read morePublished 18 months ago by bowlru
I love reading about New York, I've never lived in the city but I'm fascinated about it. I took Barstool Prophets in hand and didn't stop reading till the end, it made me cry,... Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by Vera
Ethan Minsker's Barstool Prophets is an honest account of life and work in the Lower East Side mid-'90s-to-early-'00s bar scene. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Michael P Whalen
I grew up going to the city, around the same time this book was written and frequented the same music venues (CIH) and bars. Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by Vaz9762
I can personally relate to the author. From the bartending job and useless college degree to the dog I'm not allowed to have in my crappy apartment. Read morePublished on March 19, 2013 by stephdee
What should i say about this book?
The story catches you.
I missed my trainstation twice while reading it!
It was worth it!