In Praise of Indecency

In Praise of Indecency

The Leading Investigative Satirist Sounds Off on Hypocrisy, Censorship and Free Expression

By Paul Krassner

Cleis Press, Paperback, 9781573443500, 188pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2009

Description

Paul Krassner's style of personal journalism constantly blurs the line between observer and participant. Nowhere is this more apparent than this collection of essays and interviews culled from his columns at AVN Online. Whether being interviewed by Susie Bright, or imagining a conversation between 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’s society and breaks them down to show the hypocrisy of the world’s "culture warriors." With a 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.



About the Author
Paul Krassner, born 1932, is an American author, journalist, comedian, editor, and a founding member of the Yippies. Krassner was a contributor to early issues of Mad magazine, and is the only person to win awards for both Playboy and the Feminist Party Media Workshop.