"South Beach" Isn't Just A Diet

by guestofaguest · March 13, 2008

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"South Beach: The novel is one part fairy tale, one part travelogue, and one part x tube porn video mixed with several tabs of Xtasy. Decadence has never seemed so sweet and innocent as it does in Brian Antoni's lost world of deco and disco in pre-millenial Miami." So says Jay McInerney, (Author of Bright Lights, Big City) on the invitation to the party for the new book by Brian Antoni (see below-it was last night at an apartment on west 4th). The book revolves around the author's own experiences in South Beach in the '90s, which he describes:

"It was like London was in the '60s. There were a brief few years when all the creativity and beauty and wealth came together and South Beach exploded. The kind of relationships that were formed at the fictional Venus De Milo Arms were taking place in every single building in South Beach. Gays, straights, artists, old people, eccentrics—everyone felt like they were part of something. It was before South Beach became a brand name—the South Beach diet, South Beach soda, South Beach butt plugs."

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Butt plugs or not, there's a lot of sex in this steamy novel ("South Beach is driven by sex"), and with the support of the queen of sex writing, Candace Bushnell (who was there last night) along with party god Patrick McMullan, this is sure to be quite the educational guide.