Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture

Everybody Hurts An Essential Guide to Emo Culture What is emo For starters it s a form of melodic confessional or EMOtional punk rock But emo is than a genre of music it s the defining counterculture movement of the s EVERYBODY HURTS is a referen

  • Title: Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture
  • Author: Leslie Simon Trevor Kelley
  • ISBN: 9780061195396
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
  • What is emo For starters it s a form of melodic, confessional, or EMOtional punk rock But emo is than a genre of music it s the defining counterculture movement of the 00s EVERYBODY HURTS is a reference book for emo, tracing its angsty roots all the way from Shakespeare to Holden Caufield to today s most popular bands.There s nothing new about that perfect chocolaWhat is emo For starters it s a form of melodic, confessional, or EMOtional punk rock But emo is than a genre of music it s the defining counterculture movement of the 00s EVERYBODY HURTS is a reference book for emo, tracing its angsty roots all the way from Shakespeare to Holden Caufield to today s most popular bands.There s nothing new about that perfect chocolate and peanut butter combination teenagers and angst What is new is that emo is the first cultural movement born on the internet With the development of early social networking sites like Make Out Club whose mission is to unite like minded nerds, loners, indie rockers, record collectors, video gamers, hardcore kids, and artists through friendship, music, and sometimes even love outcast teens had a place to find each other and share their pain, their opinions, and above all, their music which wasn t available for sale at the local record store.Authors Leslie Simon and Trevor Kelley lead the reader through the world of emo including its ideology, music, and fashion, as well as its influences on film, television, and literature With a healthy dose of snark and sarcasm, EVERYBODY HURTS uses diagrams, illustrations, timelines, and step by step instructions to help the reader successfully achieve the ultimate emo lifestyle Or, alternately, teach him to spot an emo kid across the mall in order to mock him mercilessly.
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    • Rebecca McNutt says:

      Ugh emos. Look, to each their own. I dress all in black so honestly, if some angsty kid wants to express themselves through heavy eye makeup, depressing music and poetry about death and dying, why not? It's their right. But in my experience, I've never met an individual emo. No one understand them, nobody likes them just like every other teenager in the world and this book is just a very pretentious attempt to analyze a pretentious millennial subculture. A "guidebook" for emos (mostly trivia tha [...]

    • Tacobutt says:

      i can really connect wit this book because i think that everybody does hurt and i hate life nd things r stupid and i need a gude to my life!

    • Mike Lewis says:

      Read this book to gain some insight into the emo demographic. Boy was i disappointed. All it does is describe what emo kids are doing. The chapters are Fashion, Film, Literature, Music, TV, etc. So what you have are two emo kids describing what they do in their life. What they like. They don't provide any insight into why something is emo just whether it is or isn'tA few examples:1. They name an iPod as being emo, saying: An mp3 by any other name would not be as emo. Actually come to the think o [...]

    • Allegra says:

      I thought this was going to be more about the Promise Ring and less on Dashboard Confessional. Basically this book is about my middle school years, replete with tasteless fat and sex jokes I would have tolerated seven (!!!) years ago. Obviously I appreciated some references but overall, waste of time man.

    • Mena says:

      Having already been a fan of Leslie and Trevor's writing from being an avid reader of Alternative Press, I was quite interested when one of the issues contained a section from their upcoming book. Being a big fan of music and a supporter of the emo movement, I bothered my local bookstore constantly asking if they had it in yet (sorry about that). And when I finally got a copy in my hands and read it, I was more than pleased.This is an amazingly well written and snarky look at what emo was and ha [...]

    • Jackie "the Librarian" says:

      I learned I am very, very old, and should back away from the eyeliner. This book has more than you would ever want to know about emo culture, from music, to blogging, to fashion. For example: I did not know that emo guys should wear girls' jeans. You are all, I'm sure, familiar with the emo combover hairstyle - but that is merely scraping the surface of the awfulness that is emo hair. I shudder to report that one of the hairstyles in this culture is that "Flock of Seagulls" reverse faux-hawk. Th [...]

    • Maggie says:

      For anybody who grew up listening to the "emo" music that was lurking beneath the mainstream at the turn on the millennium, Leslie Simon & Trevor Kelly have condensed your nostalgia into one convenient guide. Everybody Hurts pays homage and at times even pokes fun at a group of music lovers that simultaneously felt loathed by their peers and loved by their parents. If you spent your teenage years scouring Livejournal communities, you went to any show you could just to get out of the house, r [...]

    • Carrie says:

      I had no choice in the matter, I really didn't - once upon a time I met one of the authors whilst working at Warped Tour. I had no choice but to pick up a copy the week it came out and immediately begin to read it. What I found was exactly what I expected - a hilarious breakdown and explanation of all that is Emo. While I'm really not emo, don't think I didn't appreciate everything these two had to say. Definitely a good book if you want a light read and a good laugh. But, really, only read it i [...]

    • Windy says:

      Before reading this book, I had no idea that my music tastes or weird preference for shy flannel-and-jeans clad men could be classified as "alt country emo." But considering Ryan Adams's lyrics, it does kind of make sense now. Especially the entire Love is Hell album. Anyway, back to the book. I thought it was pretty funny and cute even before I found the numerous Adams/Whiskeytown references. Then I immediately classfied it as downright rad.

    • Megan Jones says:

      I had heard mixed reviews about this book. I decided I'd need to read it for myself. And while some things they said were totally ridiculous, most of it was based upon stereotypes which wouldn't exist if there weren't some aspect of truth to them. So in essence, it definitely made me laugh, it definitely showed me how much the "modern" emo scene has changed based on the pre "emo" underground scene that I'm more familiar with. Overall, very creative approach to an interesting culture.

    • Nicole Zeckner says:

      It was really humorous when I first started reading, but as it went on, it was just grasping at straws. When you get down to it, half this book is just "Shit Millennials Like." It grabs items from pop culture just to fill pages. If this was about half the length, it would have been really entertaining. Or if it were an emo version of "The Preppy Handbook" it would have been hilarious. As it is, it just feels "meh."

    • Jennifer Daniel says:

      What a bunch of crybaby losers. When I was in highschool we just called them Dorks. And beat them violently.

    • Sami Wax says:

      kind of hilrious to read looking back on 2007 and that golden emo age. some gems are the idea that 2007 had a television overdose and the homage to the t-mobile sidekick

    • Rachel says:

      Loved the humor in this!

    • Amanda says:

      kind of funny at some points but mostly just describes outfits and playlists of the gays

    • Jasmine says:

      2.5 stars. I found this at a used bookstore about a year ago and just got around to reading it– the ideology section is timeless and got some laughs out of me but the rest I mostly skimmed through and found too outdated to be really relatable.

    • Mysh says:

      I read this for something a bit more light-hearted and humorous and that's pretty much what it was. Don't expect a deep analyzation of emo culture, it's pretty surface level like listing bands and fashion but not pinpointing definite timelines like 'and this is how ear plugs made their way onto the scene through appropriation from such and what'. More like 'ear plugs from Hot Topic (HA!)'. As a former (and secretly always) emo, the funniest part was coming across things I related to before I eve [...]

    • Deborah Takahashi says:

      After much debate, and confusion, Leslie Simon and Trevor Kelley have finally put out a definitive guide to the term "Emo." According to this Simon & Kelley, " Emo is a kind of music, but more than anything, it's a state of mind"(p. 1). The term "Emo," is for "emotional," which can be applied to music, fashion, literature, and film. To be "emo," individuals are highly sensitive and in-tune with their sadness and use it to their advantage; hence, the success of Dashboard Confessional, one of [...]

    • Jess says:

      This book had me chuckling at myself. I was a big fan of the emo movement, infact I was even called emo for many years. Heck, I'm still an emo, I just don't dress much like one anymore. So this book is basically a throwback to those days for me (albiet that weren't that long ago). It's great for fans of the scene, because there's so many little jokes that if you know what these guys are talking about, are hilarious. All the music references of bands I listen to, and TV shows I watch, it just giv [...]

    • Bivisyani Questibrilia says:

      Reading this book renders me quite nostalgic. The emo culture has been and always will be a huge part of my adolescence. It reminds me of the time when I wanted to die because I didn't feel like I had any friends or when my chest hurt so bad but not a single tear would fall. The book covers the culture very well. The bands they mention over and over are extremely familiar to me, though most of them I've never listened to. It is also packed with hilarious inside-humour that only an emo kid would [...]

    • Bill says:

      This book is exactly what I expected it to be: it was a fun, lighthearted trip down memory lane for me. What's funny is reading this book in the scope of time, as it was published in 2007. Just six years later, all the references to Myspace seem almost comical--Facebook was still on the "college email address only" mode, and therefore was only a side note in the social media. Streaming music services were almost non-existent, mp3 players were just emerging as the standard for listening to music, [...]

    • Ariel says:

      I auctually didn't like this book as much as I thought I would. Probably because I can't relate to it. The book talked a lot about Fall Out Boy and bands I don't listen to. My best advice is, if you don't like Fall Out Boy, or Death Cab For Cutie, then this book probably isn't for you. And if you detest My Chemical Romance. Just don't pick the book up at all. Because they talk about Gerard Way, A LOT! To be honest.if anything, the book kind of annoyed me. Because it just seemed like they were ma [...]

    • Brandy Spielman says:

      I bought this mostly because it was only $2 in the bargain bin, but I found it surprisingly entertaining. Published in 2007, the book is horribly out of date, and it's hard not to laugh at all the references to Myspace, but it had the nostalgia factor going for it. (My own emo days were at their height somewhere around 2005.) The book is self-deprecating and fun, humorous but still kind. My favorite part was the final chapter on the aging emo. At 29, I'm done rocking black mini-skirts and band t [...]

    • Angel says:

      This book is more of a humerous one. It's a book that tells you everything you need to know about becoming emo.(an emotional person)It goes from the music to listen to, to the style,to the movies you should watch, to cute abbreviations,(aysc:are you smoking crack)to the stores you should go to, even to how to take your myspace pictures! This book really doesnt teach you anything it just makes fun of the emo community.

    • Nicole Cichon says:

      This book was really funny. its a great thing to read when youre in the mood to laugh at yourself and others. It is very humerous because the observations made about those who adopt the 'emo' mentality are so true. You wil find yourself noticing characteristics of yourself described in this book as well as people you know. above all its a nice light read that teachs you a lot of fun things as well as good literature to read.

    • Shayna Ross says:

      This is the book written when MySpace was the hype, all your friends had LiveJournals, and Warped Tour actually booked really amazing bands. If you fell in the emo hype or at least were familiar with the crowd (hard to miss), then this is the ultimate guide for you. I found this to be quite the reminiscing material to read, and actually felt a bit of sadness to know these days are long past. Regardless, I laughed more than anything when I remembered when being emo was totes cool.

    • Mary (BookHounds) says:

      This is one of the better written books of this genre. It had some hilarious insight to the emo world. Emo is short for emotional, which came out of the punk music scene. You know, those kids you see at the mall always looking like they are gonna cry? The ones in the Cure T-shirt. Everybody Hurts is a great field guide for spotting these kids. I did learn a lot about this type of lifestyle, but it frightened me that I knew a little too much about the culture.

    • MEGAN C says:

      I needed a little light reading to help me through the last half of this semester and this served it's purpose as ultra-lite popular culture dribble well. The book is quite funny, sometimes it's a touch offensive, and it's very easy to read (it is written for emo kids after all). Overall, not so bad and it certainly gave me a few good laughs here and there.

    • Renee says:

      This book had me laughing from start to finish. From the witty remarks about the emo bands of the nineties and early 2000s to the fashion advice for emo kids this book was a must read.At points I was groaning in embarrassment at did I really dress like that or did I really act like that? Loved it

    • Xatolos says:

      A fun look at emo and other emo-style subjects. While I expected it to be more comical, it was still an entertaining book. Well organized, so each chapter is on one subject (as opposed to something like Years x to y with random facts for that year.) Good book, but did expect something 'more' from it.

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