Ready for our next pick? It’s Party of One by Dave Holmes.
Esquire Editor-at-Large Dave Holmes uses music—21 songs, and many others that also get name checked—to tell the story of his life with exactly the amount of humor and sensitivity and celebration of fandom that you’d expect from him (lots). The former MTV VJ and pop culture whiz has written the kind of book where, at the end one of the most affecting and charming chapters in the book about coming out at his very Catholic college, he rewards you for finishing with a photo of Melrose Place‘s Grant Show. (Thank you, Dave.) Party of One is as charming as it is funny, and it’s a testament to how pop music has the power to shape our lives