Daily Archive for May 6th, 2009

Mike Edison Reads From I Have Fun Everywhere I Go

Jun ’09
3
7:00 pm

Quimby’s is excited to welcome Mike Edison, author of 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.

A rollicking, high-octane, always irreverent journey through the seamy side of the publishing industry. Mike Edison’s resume 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. 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.

“If you have any interest in pot, pornography, punk rock, or professional wrestling, just buy this fucking thing.” —Nick Tosches

Mike Edison is a writer, editor, and musician. He lives in New York City. At his event here at Quimby’s, he will be accompanied by the Interstellar Groove Machine, a “Rube Goldberg contraption built out of an electric organ, a tape loop generator, and theremin.” Expect literary mayhem of the highest order.

Check out his video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE_0_gtMMdE

For more info: www.mikeedison.com

FREE EVENT