If You Won't Read, Then Why Should I Write? (Success and Failure) (Paperback)

By Jarett Kobek

Penny Ante Editions, 9780985508500, 54pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2012

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In 1997, the world obtained a grainy video revealing lurid excerpts from honeymooners Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's post-wedding celebration aboard a small yacht. Laying bare the mysteries of their intimate lives, this video became the first spark in a long and culturally supported trend: the leaked celebrity home movie. Aligning criminal histories with transcribed extracts from such broadcasts, If You Won't Read Then Why Should I Write? documents the bathetic moments beyond a publicist's protective shield, while offering a sobering appraisal of American social justice. - Kimmy K at Burger King - The petit shamanism of Miley smoking salvia divinorum - Vince bouncing on a bed.