I Have Fun Everywhere I Go: Savage Tales of Pot, Porn, Punk Rock, Pro Wrestling, Talking Apes, Evil Bosses, Dirty Blues, American Heroes, and the Most Notorious Magazines in the World

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Macmillan, May 13, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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I Have Fun Everywhere I Go is a rollicking, high-octane, always irreverent journey through the seamy side of the publishing industry. Mike Edison's résumé spans twenty years and a slew of notorious titles, including Screw, High Times, Penthouse, and Hustler. An Ivy League dropout who's never looked back, Edison embarked on a career that's landed him in the producer's chair for one of the worst B movies of all time; on tour with the likes of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, GG Allin, and the Ramones; undercover at a religious cult; on a bender with Evel Knievel; feuding with Hulk Hogan; smoking dope with Ozzy Osborne; and authoring some twenty novels you wouldn't want your mother to catch you reading—let alone writing. As the publisher of High Times, he battled almost daily with a rainbow brigade of unrepentant hippies plagued with short-term memory loss, and owners who treated their employees more like the tenants of a halfway house for potheads than a team of professional editors and writers, all while leading the magazine to record heights in sales and advertising.

I Have Fun Everywhere I Go combines the fear and loathing of Hunter Thompson's journalistic thrill rides with the acerbic insider voice of Toby Young. It's an eye-opening, gleeful view of life on the edge—and the outlaws and oddballs encountered there.

 

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Too many excesses. Too much "conquest" voyeurism. Read full review

Contents

If You Were That Good Dont You Think You Would Have Made It by Now?
Know Its Hard to Believe but There Are Still Puritans Working in This Business
Possession of Hashish Is Punishable by Death
Top Secret Action
A Violent Mutherfucking People
Louisiana
You Can Burn
Those Tits Are Taking Food out of My Childrens Mouths 9 Made in Japan
FirstTime Lesbian Housewife Confessions
The Creature from Temple Beth Shalom
How to Make Your Monkey Happy 13 Escape from Doggie Village 14 Never Mind the Deadlines 15 Extreme Championship Pot Smoking 16 Brutu...
The Holy Trifecta of Sleaze
Narcissism and Doom
Acknowledgments Index
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About the author (2008)

Mike Edison is a writer, editor, and musician. He lives in New York City.

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