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The Vice Guide to Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll Paperback – September 1, 2003

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; First edition. edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446692816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446692816
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #603,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Christopher Palmer on September 1, 2004
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Now, don't get me wrong, I love all of the clever wit and aggressive writing styles. Who cares if VICE doesn't bother editing for even near-proper grammar?

The sex and rock & roll articles are quite readable, though most of the drug information provided is pure urban legend trash.

Note: condoning the use of anti-depressants in high quantity for recreational effect has got to be the most reckless advice I've ever read. For the sake of everyone's personal safety, DO NOT TAKE VICE'S DRUG ARTICLES SERIOUSLY!
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I have purchased this book several times. Either people have taken it or asked me for it. Great cool gift to give somebody going to college...just don't say it's from you. I laughed out loud over and over again.
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The gift that keeps on giving -- all the best words for this little charmer are Amazon-illegal, but parts seriously make you wonder if you even knew how to kiss right/think sharp before it. Hip without crowding anyone out and funnier than you'd expect. Also, the intro/story of VICE's founding is pretty touching. Get it (on).
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I was already cringing/dying of laughter before I even got to the actual first chapter. The foreword alone had one of the funniest sexual vignettes I've ever read. Oh far far you've come, Mr. Smith!

Anyone who likes Vice's unique voice will enjoy this, even if the content is dated. I planned for it to be a "bathroom book," but it ended up on the coffee table and everyone who visits seems to strike gold on any random page they open to.
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I never read this magazine because I mistook it for puerile fare like Maxim. But, judging by this fine book of collections and smart, intelligent writing, it appears that I was mistaken.
The bad first: this book can come off badly with some roll-your-eyes quality immature humor. Some of the sex content *does* seem to come off like some cheesy Maxim rubbish.
Now, on to the good. This is good stuff, a wonderfully irreverent take on modern urban culture, which of course, includes plenty of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Seeing as the magazine started in Montreal, it's nice to get some views into this woefully overlooked metropolis...
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The seller posted this as very good condition but on the inside of the back cover there is what looks to be a large chunk of chewed tobacco stuck to it. Or at least that is the least disgusting thing it could possibly be. Beware of buying used products. This was my first used thing I purchased through Amazon and I'm not very happy.
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"the vice guide to sex and drugs and rock and roll" is more of an introduction to, well, the vices in life. Most of the information is half assed, and its dripping with sarcasm on most of the important aspects of the book. however, its an enlightening read and the "government high" and "fashion do's and dont's" are perhaps the reason this book is always open near my toilet
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There is an passage about bad LSD trips that i reccomend NOT reading in public or you will scare people with how ridiclous you are laughing at a book.
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