Comedian, writer and musician Dave Hill’s Tasteful Nudes… and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation goes on sale on 22nd October 2012 in the UK via Bellykids. The book is a collection of essays of Dave’s experiences and he hopes that maybe, like he did, you could take away some life lessons from them. It’s already received rave reviews in the US from VICE, The New York Observer, NYLON and The Onion A.V Club.
His collection of mind-blowing (and mildly superlative) essays recollect real life experiences of a grown man who hasn’t borrowed money from any of his family members in a seriously long time. Some of these experiences include:
- How Dave accidentally arranged a lunch date with a high-end prostitute or became an unwitting accomplice to the theft of three hundred pounds of meat
- The highs (and mostly lows) of coming to a party dressed as Santa Claus
- What it’s really like to live in the Hotel Chelsea
- How to rock
- The life changing experience of losing your innocence to a Japanese toilet
- How not saying “no” can lead to a very awkward afternoon listening to Maureen McGovern with a priest and your parents and your mum’s friends
Nearly every page is packed with red-hot action, startling emotion and borderline futuristic insights all delivered in scorching and largely grammatically correct verse. Let’s face it, Dave wrote this book mainly to make people laugh and maybe touch a few hearts. And if it ends up leading to sex for him, well that’s just a bonus.