In Praise of Indecency
The Leading Investigative Satirist Sounds Off On Hypocrisy, Censorship and Free Censorship
Confessions of a dangerous mind.
Counterculture warrior Paul Krassner writes the funniest, most intelligent social and political commentary. Nowhere is this more apparent than in this collection of essays and interviews. Whether being interviewed by Susie Bright, imagining a conversation with Pee-Wee Herman and Pete Townshend about their busts by overzealous cops, or reminiscing about his friend Lenny Bruce, Krassner shines his keen satirical mind on the so-called taboos of today. With biting wit and tongue firmly planted in cheek, Mr. Krassner reveals the absurdity of our oppressive social mores in this stark, funny and ultimately thought-provoking collection.
"To classify Krassner as a social rebel is far too cute. He's a nut, a raving, unconfirmed nut." —Federal Bureau of Investigation
“Thanks to Paul Krassner for continuing to be the lobster claw in the tuna casserole of modern America." —Tom Robbins
“The FBI was right; this man is dangerous--and funny, and necessary." —George Carlin
“A self-described ‘investigative satirist,’ Paul straddles the lines between politics, culture, pornography and drugs--in other words, the land where all of us, were we really honest with ourselves, would choose to dwell.” —Harry Shearer
“He is an expert at ferreting out hypocrisy and absurdism from the
more solemn crannies of American culture.” —The New York Times
“Krassner has the uncanny ability to alter your perceptions
permanently.” —The Los Angeles Times
"I've been a fan of his since I was a snot-nosed kid." —Lewis Black
PAUL KRASSNER is the founder, editor and frequent contributor to the free-thought magazine The Realist. A key figure in the counterculture of the 1960s, he edited Lenny Bruce's autobiography How To Talk Dirty and Influence People. He currently writes columns for AVN Online and High Times Magazine and publishes the Disneyland Memorial Orgy poster at paulkrassner.com. In 2004 he received an ACLU Upton Sinclair Award for dedication to freedom of expression. His books include Pot Stories for the Soul, Tales of Tongue Fu, One Hand Jerking, and Confessions of a Raving Unconfined Nut. He continues to perform and lecture at college campuses, theaters and art galleries across the country.