In Praise of Indecency

I was first introduced to Paul Krassner’s writing through his column on AVN.com. I was immediately struck by how funny and honest he was and found myself looking forward to his next piece. After doing a little research, I discovered that he has a long history of awesomeness and began seeking out more of Krassner’s social and political commentary. He’s one of those people who has the balls to say what we’re all thinking and then take it one step further.

When I got my hands on a copy of In Praise of Indeceny, a collection of essays and interviews by Krassner, I was totally excited and dove right in. After devouring it in a couple of sittings, the only bad thing I have to say is that there wasn’t enough! For a guy who has been writing since long before I was born, I’d love to see a more comprehensive collection.

If you don’t know Krassner’s work, this is a great introduction. It contains 25 great pieces starting with and interview by Susie Bright and ending with a piece on women and porn that contains quotes from Tristan Taormino, Candida Royalle and Carol Queen. Packed in the middle are rants about pubic hair, the taste of cum and Snoop Dogg. It’s smart, funny and bound to make you think – what more could you ask for?

One word of warning for fans, I had previously read a number of the included pieces, so if you’re looking for new content, this is not the book for you. If you’re interested in owning a great collection of writing from the only person in the world ever to win awards from both Playboy and the Feminist Party Media Workshop, don’t hesitate to pick up a copy. I spent an afternoon on the beach laughing out loud and engaging my friends in debate regarding his ideas and definitely recommend it.

Add In Praise of Indecency to your collection today!

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