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The Velvet Rope

Based On Real Events


Genres Literary Fiction
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What kind of an idiot takes a part-time job only to be spat on, physically threatened, ridiculed, and disrespected? Well, it could easily be argued that I’m that kind of an idiot because – at the unlikely age of thirty – I decided to moonlight as a nightclub doorman.

The Velvet Rope is a semi-autobiographical novel based on the author’s personal experiences as a bouncer in downtown Vancouver, BC during the ’90s. The novel is a collection of hilarious vignettes detailing awkward encounters, drunken mishaps, and true friendships. Each chapter provides a look of what happens when alcohol, competitive testosterone, and the unlikeliest of friends find themselves just trying to make it home safely at the end of each shift.

The novel provides an insider’s look at doorman tactics, rituals, and techniques. It also dispels the stereotype that all doormen are over aggressive, steroid-monkeys, who are simply trying to pick a fight.

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