Getting Get in the Van

  • Pages 20 pgs
  • Price $2
  • Reviewer Rose Lewis
  • Issue MRR #453 • February 2021

A clever concept for a project: the author lost a friend’s copy of Henry Rollins’s now out-of-print memoir, Get in the Van, and is selling these zines to raise money to purchase another. The text of the zine recreates conversations with the author’s friends about this endeavor, imagined emails to and from Henry Rollins, reviews of Rollins’s Wikipedia page, digressions on YouTube comments, and an interview with musician Dan Brenner about the difficulty of finding a copy of Get in the Van. The writing is chatty and funny and the assembly of the zine is homemade and unpretentious.