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The Social Climber’s Handbook at Bookstore Cafe

By Housing Works Bookstore & Cafe

Soho Community Events at Bookstore Cafe 

“Better to be blacklisted than to not be on the list at all.”

Some people are obsessively invested in climbing the social ladder. Author, satirist, comedy writer, and journalist Nimrod Kamer undermines this from within by inserting himself in political and celebrity events. His resume of shamelessness includes: Uber trolling, penetrating members clubs, and blackmailing Kanye West. He has pestered the likes of Rupert Murdoch, Pierce Brosnan, and numerous other celebrities. In THE SOCIAL CLIMBER’S HANDBOOK: A Shameless GuideKamer collects his findings, so you too can learn the ropes of his mischievous trade.

Join Kamer and his friends Karley Sciortino (Slutever, Vogue), Jen Spyra (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Rachel Tashjian (Garage magazine), and Sasha Frolova (The Interestings; The Empty Man; Exterior) for a funny, subversive, and irreverent deconstruction of “celebrity”.

All ticket proceeds support Housing Works’ lifesaving services!

$6 – Purchase Online


More about the book:

Through the lens of humor and satire, Kamer outlines ways you can penetrate a world obsessed with status. You’ll see how to fake a TED talk on your CV, unfollow people and tell them you did, send invoices to wealthy friends for favors you’ve done. This book is full of humorous tips, tricks, and over 60 illustrations showcasing Kamer’s real-life experiences (the self-proclaimed most ambitious social climber alive).

The world is obsessed with status and attempting to change this from outside is futile. No one will help you get ahead in life unless you grow some guts mixed with disesteem and disrepute. THE SOCIAL CLIMBER’S HANDBOOK will help you to become something much more pervasive. Forget your dignity, let yourself be blacklisted. Some say social climbing is crass and rude, from Kamer’s perspective it’s an appropriate form of class warfare. Throw some shade of your own and shamelessly undermine high society from within. After all, at the end of the day it’s better to be blacklisted than to not be on the list at all.


Nimrod Kamer is a Gonzo Journalist reporting on special assignments for VICE Magazine, GQ and BBC Newsnight. He is known to insert himself to every possible political and celebrity function on the planet. Every guest list is a challenge for him to overcome. Every rejection is an invite.

Sasha Frolova is a freelance photographer and actress based in New York City. She has worked for or been published by Marc Jacobs, i-D Magazine, King Kong Magazine, Paper Magazine, Marie Claire, BUST Magazine, BULLETT, Refinery 29, Huffington Post, Rookie Magazine, HLN, S Moda by Condé Nast/El País, Dolores Haze, Sleepy Jones, Todd Heim Projects, PRINKSHOP, Cleola, and more.

Olivia Nuzzi is an American political journalist who serves as the Washington correspondent for New York magazine, covering the presidential administration of Donald Trump. She has also written for Politico MagazineGQEsquire, and The Washington Post.

Karley Sciortino is a writer, host, and producer, based in New York. She is the founder of Slutever, a website that explores sexuality through both humor and intellect. She also writes Vogue.com’s sex and relationships column, Breathless, and is the creator and host of Slutever, a documentary TV series premiering on Viceland in 2018 that explores sexual behavior. She is also a regular contributor to Purple.

Jen Spyra is a Staff Writer on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and formerly a Senior Writer for The Onion, where she also headed the editorial video department as a writer, director and producer. Her humor writing has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily NewsThe Daily Beast and elsewhere.

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126 Crosby St, Bookstore Cafe
New York, NY 10012


Event Date: Jul 30, 2018
Event Time: 7:00PM
Event Duration: 2 hours

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