When the Fed Ex man stopped by this morning, I thought he was dropping off some ill-advised Etsy purchase or maybe more nicotine patches for the man. Nope. He had something much better—four galleys of my new book, The Official Book of Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Lists! (Available for pre-order at the link!)
This book was supposed to be published last fall, but just as it was about to go on press, the publisher (who shall remain nameless) decided that it was too filthy for print. Apparently, there was just too much sex and far too many drugs in the book. Um, it's not called "The Official Book of Unicorns, Fairies and Candy Corn," and I'd already deleted Jiz Lee's fabulous "Four Songs about Fisting," at my editor's request. Jeez. According to the men in charge, there wasn't one or two things we could delete. Nope. It was quite simply, too filthy for them. In fact, it was so sexxy and druggie that they didn't even make me return my advance AND gave me all the design files. Unheard of.
My pal Mike Edison did me a major favor and talked to an editor at Soft Skull, and they promptly bought the thing. So it'll be out in July of this year. There will be parties. Some of the contributors include:
Andrew W.K., Norman Brannon, Theo Kogan, Kurt B. Reighley, Mike McPadden, Daryl K, Sarah Jezebel Deva, Rich Juzwiak, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Pat Freakin' Kiernan (!!!), Michael Gonzales, Joe McGinty, Bob Bert, Zack Lipez, Bouncing Souls, Erin Bradley, Michael Musto, Cathy Mason (Bad Religion's tour manager), Oderus Urungus (of GWAR!), Cynthia PlasterCaster, Princess Superstar, Eric Davidson, Ice-T's wife, Coco, Sean Yeseult, Eric Danville, Gay for Johnny Depp (R.I.P.), Ray Gange, Steve Blush, and many more!