Confessions from the Velvet Ropes by Thomas Onorato
The Glamorous, Grueling Life of Thomas Onorato, New York's Top Club Doorman

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New York's top doorman, Thomas Onorato, raises the ropes and gives readers a sneak peak into some of the world's most exclusive parties.

"If you are not on the guest list or if I don't know you or if I don't like you, you are NOT GETTING INTO THIS PARTY!"
The doorman. The gatekeeper of the night. These silent observers see it all and yet say nothing. Until now. In Confessions from the Velvet Ropes, New York's top club doorman, Thomas Onorato, lifts the ropes and lets ordinary readers into this exciting world. The book is an entertaining and hilarious collection of tales from the worlds of nightlife, fashion shows and celebrity parties. Highlights include: The night Madonna DJed at an intimate downtown club, Courtney Love’s surprise concert that ended in her arrest, the crazed stalker who attacked Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, the aerial attack on Adrien Brody’s birthday party, Diddy’s surprise appearance at an electro-punk event and more. Onorato was always on hand and brings his insider info and nightlife wisdom to readers of Confessions from the Velvet Ropes. Combining elements of juicy gossip columns, rock star fan memoirs and nightlife social studies, Confessions from the Velvet Ropes is a tell-all with style, including humorous side-bars and tips on how readers might make it past the velvet ropes.


 

About Thomas Onorato

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Thomas Onorato has worked the door for the Coral Room, Plaid and Crobar and has also produced a number of NY fashion shows, including B-Rude by Boy George. Currently he is the doorman for the largest rock and roll party in the US, Motherfucker, and MisShapes, a weekly dance party. Glenn Belverio is a New York based journalist who is a veteran of the city's nightlife and fashion scenes. He was the New York editor of the cutting-edge fashion magazine Dutch and has written for Conde Nast Traveler, i-D, Black Book and numerous European and Asian publications. In 2003, he received the award for Editorial Excellence from the Society of Publishers.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Belverio follows Thomas Onorato, a Manhattan club doorman, night after night, event after event, punctuated only here and there with glimpses of his personal life.

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