Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011

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Dey Street Books
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5.4 X 7.9 X 1.6 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Lizzy Goodman is a journalist whose writing on rock and roll, fashion, and popular culture has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and NME. She is a contributing editor at ELLE and a regular contributor to New York magazine. She lives in upstate New York with her two basset hounds, Joni Mitchell and Jerry Orbach.

"[A] gossip-fueled, engaging oral history"--Publishers Weekly
"Sharp, funny and dishy oral history...Goodman does a wonderful job of sketching out and filling in this singular time and place...It is a blast..."--Austin American-Statesman
"In the page-turning tradition of Please Kill Me and I Want My MTV, Lizzy Goodman's new oral history, Meet Me in the Bathroom is a post-mortem of rock's last gasp...You don't read a book like this. You demolish it whole, like a bag of Funyuns."--Las Vegas Weekly
"Lizzy Goodman has produced an instant classic...All the Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Ryan Adams gossip you've ever wanted to know is right here in this epic, loving look at a very different New York City."--Rolling Stone
"As far as I'm concerned this book is one of the truly great New York stories."--Rob Sheffield, The Village Voice
"A vivid, kaleidoscopic, extremely fun ode to a moment in time that only just became the past."--The Cut
"beautifully paced, vivid, informative and compelling... a book primarily built on passion, love and homage - a drawled rock'n'roll sonnet to the music, the bands, the city, the scene, the triumphs, the screw-ups, and, of course, 'the moment'."--The Guardian
"Meet Me in the Bathroom is the juiciest book on rock'n'roll in years...a thrilling, hilarious, gossip-fueled account"--Pitchfork
"The first great history of new york's 21st century rock scene...thoroughly entertaining...engrossing...Meet Me in the Bathroom is a wonderful reminder that the next big thing can be right around the corner."--Spin
"I devoured Meet Me in the Bathroom . . .That's what it feels like to read this oral history, as if you're in a bar or living room with all these people reminiscing and eavesdropping on all the juicy details. A perfect beach read, if there ever was one."--Laia Garcia, Lenny Letter
"In her terrific new book, Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001-2011, author Lizzy Goodman has meticulously traced the story of that revival"--Paste Magazine
"Meet Me in the Bathroom is an impressive document of the time . . . she's managed to extract admissions and reflections that are genuinely poignant . . . distilled into a tome that captures the messy, glorious chaos of New York."--Noisey
"Lizzy Goodman's extremely comprehensive oral history of the 00s NYC rock scene is hilarious, sordid, fascinating, and infuriating--all at once....Meet Me in the Bathroom is more than a success."--VICE
"There's warmth and kindness...and great stories about people taking too many drugs...A wonderful book."--Seth Meyers, Late Night with Seth Meyers
"An evocative and gossipy oral history...Not only was Ms. Goodman there...but as our revelatory tour guide, she shrewdly jogged the memories of her protagonists...The result is an affectionate, idiosyncratic narrative of the rock scene's erratic evolution."--New York Times
"[Meet Me in the Bathroom] will make any rock 'n' roll fan who came of age or lived in New York in the aughts...feel all sorts of warm and cozy nostalgic feelings."--BuzzFeed
"full of fantastic gossip and dreamy anecdotes about the city's last mythological guitar boys"--The Verge
"a compelling non-stop wealth of information that will be inspiring to those familiar with New York and not...this read is a can't-miss."--Uproxx
"Lizzy Goodman's deliciously over-reported oral history of early-aughts New York rock, was a monument to the scuzzy magic that occurs when youth, hedonism, ambition, and talent coincide."--New Yorker