Uncensored, uncontained, and thoroughly demented, the memoirs of Paul Krassner are back in an updated and expanded edition. Paul Krassner, afather of the underground pressa (People magazine), founder of the Realist, political radical, Yippie, and award-winning stand-up satirist, shares his stark raving adventures with the likes of Lenny Bruce, Abbie Hoffman, Norman Mailer, Ken Kesey, Groucho Marx, and Squeaky Fromme, revealing the patriarch of countercultureas ultimate, intimate, uproarious life on the fringes of society. Whether heas writing about his friendship with controversial comic Lenny Bruce, introducing Groucho Marx to LSD, his investigation of Scientology, or John Kennedyas cadaver, no subject is too sacred to be skewered by Krassner. And yet his stories are soulful and philosophical, always authentic to his iconoclastic brand of personal journalism. As Art Spiegelman said, aKrassner is one of the best minds of his generational to be destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical, nakedabut mainly hysterical. His true wacky, wackily true autobiography is the definitive book on the sixties.aBut I have a niece who saw a manual typewriter, and she said, aWhata#39;s that for? ... thought for a moment, then he chose his words carefully and, with a twinkle in his eyeaone of his main characteristicsahe said, Well, I believe that if Jews didna#39;t have circumcision, they would punch their babies in the nose and break them.
|Title||:||Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut|
|Publisher||:||Soft Skull Press - 2012-09-11|