‘How to Piss In Public’: Gavin McInnes’ guide to carpe-ing the diem

'How to Piss In Public'

Interviewing a guy like Gavin McInnes after reading a memoir like his “How to Piss in Public” comes across as a sort of inside-out St.-Peter-at-the-Pearly-Gates scenario. Having just been privy to 250-plus pages of ragers, fights, chases, cons and a whole lot of detailed sex, the accused stands before you to earnestly reassure that everything you just read was an absolutely true, if somewhat abbreviated, recounting of a rogue’s life. The ordained “Godfather of Hipsters,” McInnes has been at turns a rock star, a magazine mogul, a viral video entrepreneur, a botfly babysitter, a tundra foreman and, more recently, a daddy. Now, he adds author to his docket. Metro talks to the man who somehow survived his own stories.

How do you feel having all of this put down in a book?
I feel pretty good about it. The great thing about, you know, working so hard on something like that is when people say it sucks, you just go, “Oh, well.” I’ve got a lot of sort of prudish, PC people saying it was disgusting and too outrageous, and the beauty of an autobiography is that you can go “Uh, sorry … that happened!” … and I can’t change that.

The stories are pretty wild. At one point, you even offer $1,000 to anyone who can back up claims that anything you said in the book is fabricated.
James Frye and all those guys ruined memoir a bit because they lied, so, I don’t want you to be reading with one eyebrow cocked going, “Yeah, right.”

Did factors like that make memoir a challenging medium?

There’s a rut with memoirs. A temptation. You’re tempted to indulge yourself and set the record straight on things. You know, Lenny Bruce was obsessed with that. You want to get defensive. But I just cut that out, because I’m not here to sell myself or defend myself. I just have to tell the story and keep it funny.

How would you sum up the book?
Well, I went out to make a funny book, it was for maximum laughs, and I realized later it was an inspirational instruction how-to guide on carpe-ing the diem.

McInnes’s life lessons for his son

I would hope that he pick up on the entrepreneurial stuff,” says McInnes when asked what he hoped his son might gain from (someday) reading his memoir. “When you  compare yourself to yourself, you’re a loser — but when you compare you self to others, you’re unstoppable.”

If you go: FTW? Comedy tour

McInnes is fresh off a string of readings that he was filming for his website. Beforehand, he told us
a little about what he had planned:
   
“For the tour, the Boston show will be about Boston stories, so they’ll get fight stories,”?he claimed. “The Montreal show will get Montreal stories, so I’ll tell sex stories. The tour will correspond with the town.”
   
Check out www.howtopissinpublic.com to see the mayhem for yourself.


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