Paul Krassner is putting what he calls, in quotes, “our story” into his reissue of Confessions in the fall.
This is quite funny. I love the effect of a “character” in a book stepping off the pages, or maybe just pretending to step onto them in the first place. It makes me wonder how Hunter would have responded to this memoir, suppose I had published it while he was alive – which never crossed my mind, for many good reason. Anyway, just suppose. Would be fun.
See more about Krassner’s memoir here. Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in Counterculture – New Expanded Edition
“Krassner lives in a world where Truth and Satire are swingers, changing partners so often you never know who belongs with whom” – Playboy
“Wickedly funny . . . Chillingly funny . . . A convincing look at a man who knows how to wield absurdity” – San Francisco Chronicle
“Paul’s own writing, in particular, seemed daring and adventurous to me; it took big chances and made important arguments in relentlessly funny ways. I felt, down deep, that maybe I had some of that in me too; that maybe I could be using my skills to better express my beliefs. The Realist was the inspiration that kep pushing me to the next level; there was no way I could continue reading itand remain the same” – George Carlin