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Paul Krassner

Paul Krassner was a close friend of Lenny Bruce and the editor of Bruce's autobiography, How to Talk Dirty and Influence People. Krassner co-founded the Yippies, was involved with Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and is written about in Tom Wolfe's unforgettable The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. His articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, Playboy, The Nation, Penthouse, Mother Jones, New York, National Lampoon, Utne Reader, San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. Weekly and Funny Times. He has been a guest on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher." Krassner published The Realist, the counterculture's first alternative paper, from 1958 t to 2001 and writes regularly for Season in the Sun, High Times, AVN Online and the Huffington Post.

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Who's to Say What's Obscene?
Politics, Culture and Comedy in America Today
Paul Krassner
Satirical essays by a countercultural icon about the moral obscenity of contemporary politics, culture, and comedy