Vice magazine, one of the most outlandish and outspoken magazines around, have decided that their cheeky approach to life is something that is worth capitalising on. They’ve compiled a remarkable scrapbook that has been critically acclaimed by the likes of Dame Vivienne Westwood and are set to enlighten people all over about the Vice way of life. In a collection that is as scandalous as it is irresistible, Vice explore some of their most remarkable features to date and does so in a way that transpires to create a kooky guide to all of life’s little hiccups.
To give you a little insight as to the kind of things they’re addressing, here are some of my favourite pieces:
The Vice Guide to University by Andy Capper, March 2010
Anyone can enjoy something thoroughly without necessarily being in stitches, but this had me laughing out loud. As controversial as it is accurate, this is a guide to exactly what happens at University and will be appreciated by any past, present or future students. It pokes fun of the filthy states that students let their bedrooms get into, the pompous know-it-alls that stroll around campus with a broadsheet newspaper and patronise you for indulging in a little Paris Hilton perfume, the politics behind people stealing food in halls and the product placement that consumes Freshers Week.
New Frontiers of Sobriety by Hamilton Morris, August 2009
This detailed one man’s findings as he challenged Newton’s third law of motion that every action has an equal and opposite reaction in relation to drugs. A usual drug user, he found equal and opposite drugs that he called the anti-weed, anti-LSD and anti-heroin and took them to see how it felt to experience the exact opposite sensations. His account is comical but nevertheless harrowing, and is told with brutal honesty.
Interrogations: a Woman Who Made a Documentary About Vaginoplasty, October 2008
Vice’s Andy Capper interviewed Heather Leach, a filmmaker who created a documentary about women who have had a vaginoplasty (surgery on their privates). She gives readers an insight into wh girls as young as 16 are feeling pressured to undergo this procedure and how frighteningly popular it is becoming.
Not for the feint hearted or for those who view the world through rose coloured glasses, this book is the perfect thing to make you spit out your tea or choke on your French Fancy. For the truth about every possible scandal I would highly recommend tucking into this book. Told with flair and comedy even when approaching sensitive content, it is the perfect way to enlighten yourself on everything naughty that you could possibly imagine. It will make you blush… and you’ll love it. Get this for a prudish socialite or a scraggy lad about town and either way you’ll receive rave reviews.
The World According to Vice is published by Canongate and is all yours for just £20.00.
P.S Did you know that Vice magazine are always looking for people to jointheir team? They seek to recruit interns, photographers, student ambassadors… the list goes on! Click here to have a look at their job page.