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The 33-year old, who spent long nights in Manhattan clubs to research his book, discussed his zest for nightlife and read from his part-memoir, part-guidebook "Notes From the Night: A Life After Dark" -- his first tome -- Monday night at McNally Jackson Bookstore in Soho.
"When I got out I feel that excitement in the pit of my stomach and that hint of possibility of what the night holds," Plimpton said last night. "When I go out I don't want to go home. If I'm out, I want to see the whole night through until dawn when there's nothing left to find."
"I really like to get every last bit of it."
Plimpton, whose father was considered a literary tour de force, said it took him six years to research and write his book, during which time he would venture into clubs to observe people and document the scene. Citing Avenue as one of his favorite hot spots, Plimpton said the club scene is a tough industry to crack.
“Generally, it’s a vicious circle,” he said. “Either you know someone at the door or you don’t -- and if you don’t, you’re out of that loop. And sometimes they’ll say you need girls to get in, but we need to get in to get girls so it’s a circle.”