The Last Party

  • by Anthony Haden-Guest
  • Narrated by Julian Elfer
  • 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A riveting memoir of disco-era nightlife and the outrageous goings-on behind the doors of New York City's most famous and exclusive nightclub.
In the disco days and nights of New York City in the 1970s and 1980s, the place to be was Studio 54. Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, and Bianca Jagger were among the nightly assortment of A-list celebrity regulars consorting with New York's young, wild, and beautiful. Studio 54 was a place where almost nothing was taboo, from nonstop dancing and drinking beneath the coke-dusted neon moon to drugs and sex in the infamous unisex restrooms to the outrageous money-skimming activities taking place in the office of the studio's flamboyant co-owner, Steve Rubell.
Author Anthony Haden-Guest was there on opening night in 1977 and over the next decade spent many late nights and early mornings basking in the strobe-lit wonder. But The Last Party is much more than a fascinating account of the scandals, celebrities, crimes, and extreme excesses encouraged within the notorious Manhattan nightspot. Haden-Guest brings an entire era of big-city glitz and unapologetic hedonism to breathtaking life, recalling a vibrant New York night world at once exhilarating and dangerous before the terrible, sobering dawn of the age of AIDS.

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Party On and On!

Great book but read like a run on sentence.... some stories and phrases were repeated throughout.

Overall the history of 54 and nightlife through the 60's into the late 90's was fascinating and accurate. Loved listening.
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- jbay99

NY Debauchery is always fascinating

If you enjoyed American Psycho by Ellis you're more than likely to enjoy this story and more than likely will recognize the names of a lot of the clubs talked about within it.

The choice of a British narrator somewhat confounds me as it gives the atmosphere of the book a too antiseptic vibe. Listening to what he's talking about just didn't fit the narrator's voice.
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- Ryan Baumbach

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios