Andrew WK gives fans life advice in weekly column for Village Voice

In the mood for a good laugh? Looking for some guidance in this confusing world? Look no further, for Andrew WK now has a weekly column in New York’s Village Voice solely dedicated to giving fans a little more direction in their lives!

You can read one of two questions he answered in the first installment of “Ask Andrew WK” below.

Mr. WK is currently in the process of penning an exquisite novel entitled “The Party Bible,” which is being released by Simon & Schuster. His last musical release was the 2011 reissue of his groundbreaking album “I Get Wet,” put out through Century Media.

Dear Andrew,

Like many, when we turn our calendars over to 2014 I will be doing my best to drop the extra pounds I packed on over the holidays. It’s always a struggle, and I wonder if you have any mental tricks you use to help stay in shape.


Lean and Mean in 2014

Dear Lean and Mean,

For me, the best way to stay in shape is by partying extremely hard. Just move around and dance through the day. I even think that an active inner life and active mind can make your outer body follow suit. A huge part of fitness is realizing that it comes from feeling good, wholeheartedly and deep inside. It’s not just about how you look or how much you weigh. Weight is extremely overrated, anyway. There are plenty of heavier people who are awesome, and it’s just part of who they are — just like an eye color or a skin color. For example, would anyone really prefer a skinny Santa Claus? It’s how he’s meant to be. And there are plenty of skinny people who aren’t very much fun to be around, no matter how good they might look by some standards. Feeling awesome is our goal, and that should be the focus of our party mindset. With that being said, I highly recommend head-banging, air-drumming, and speed-jigging for extremely effective forms of fat burning. But remember to love fat, too. It’s one of the things that makes life worth living. PARTY LARD!


You can send Andrew your questions by emailing him at

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