Don't Try This at Home: A Year in the Life of Dave Navarro

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HarperCollins, Oct 5, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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One day, Dave Navarro decided to open the doors of his house in the Hollywood hills to the chaos of the valley below. The only rule was, "come in the house, you get in the photo booth." The result is a diary, a sociology experiment, a documentary of Hollywood, and an exercise in exhibitionism: strippers, Kurt Loder, Marilyn Manson, pizza delivery boys, Rose McGowan, Keanu Reeves, record executives, Scott Ian, Billy Corgan, hookers, Flea, Billy Zane, drug dealers, Angelyne, Leonardo DiCaprio, the cleaning lady, Leif Garrett, Natalie Imbruglia, and everyone else who came into the house are all caught on film—whether zany, inebriated, naked, hamming it up, looking beautiful, or looking ugly, the photo booth tells no lies.

Accompanying the strips are hilarious stories, musings, tell-all anecdotes, and other glimpses into the lifestyle of one of the most decadent rock stars of our time. This chronicle of a year in Navarro's life is also a gritty portrait of his descent into drug use and self-destructiveness, and his struggle to find meaning. Designed by the mad genius who produced Manson's, Motley Crue's and Mankind's books, Don't Try This at Home is a visual masterpiece, a celebrity exposÉ, and a shocking, hilarious and irresistible read.

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Review: Don't Try This at Home: A Year in the Life of Dave Navarro

User Review  - Brandon Dalo - Goodreads

I read this book years ago, but I do remember enjoying it. One of my favorite parts about the book was the pictures from this photo booth that Dave had set up in his home. He had anyone who came over ... Read full review

Review: Don't Try This at Home: A Year in the Life of Dave Navarro

User Review  - Katy St. Clair - Goodreads

A deep and penetrating looking into the life of a guy that, when all was said and done, I really didn't give two shits about. I suppose the fact that he's intelligent sets him apart from 90 percent of ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Dave Navarro racked up four platinum records and three Grammy nominations as the guitarist of Jane's Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His 2003 marriage to Carmen Electra was captured in MTV's popular reality series, 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave.

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