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CCLaP Fridays: Kinda Sorta American Dream, by Steve Karas

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This week I review “Kinda Sorta American Dream,” by Steve Karas, a short story collection poised between comedy and apocalypse.

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More NSFW Files: Sin-a-Rama: Expanded Edition: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties, edited by Adam Parfey and B. Astrid Daley

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Originally published in 2005, Feral House has reissued “Sin-a-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties” in a new, expanded edition. Edited by Adam Parfrey and B. Astrid Daley, Sin-a-Rama delves into this lesser known literary genre.

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Sick by Gabby Schulz @ NYJB

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“Sick” by Gabby Schulz is the quintessential graphic novel for this violent, demented, and hypocritical epoch of American history.

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THE SETH KAUFMAN INTERVIEW

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This year Seth Kaufman released “The War on Boredom,” a collection of short stories, and “Nuns with Guns,” a social satire on America’s unhealthy gun obsession. I talked with Seth about reality TV, nuns and guns, and the power of network television.

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CCLaP Fridays: Pagan Kennedy’s Living: A Guidebook for Aging Hipsters, by Pagan Kennedy

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This week I review the 1997 classic “Pagan Kennedy’s Living: A Guidebook for Aging Hipsters,” where the Queen of ‘Zines offers advice and lifestyle tips.

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Scrapper, by Matt Bell @ NYJB

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“Scrapper” is “a fictional glimpse 20 minutes into the future, staring into an economic abyss with a city abandoned by its leaders.”

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The B. Diehl Interview

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The poet/publisher/semi-recluse B. Diehl sent me his latest poetry chapbook, Temporary Obscurity. In this interview, we discuss social media, the collaborative chapbook, and Indigent Press’s idiosyncratic business model. Diehl also talks about getting dumped, tweeting about cats, and avoiding Robert Frost.

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CCLaP Fridays: Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon

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This week I review Norman Mailer’s selected letters, giving a new perspective on an iconic and controversial author.

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The Devil’s Financial Dictionary by Jason Zweig @ NYJB

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“The Devil’s Financial Dictionary” by Jason Zweig attempts to give investors the necessary tools to confront the jargon, doublespeak, hubris, arrogance, amnesia, hysteria, and general idiocy endemic to those calling themselves “financial advisors.”

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American Odd: Conspiranoia!: the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories, by Devon Jackson

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This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at Conspiranoia!: the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories, by Devon Jackson. It’s the essay the UFO nazi Bilderbergers don’t want you to read … or do they?

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