Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

One Hand Jerking: Reports From an…

One Hand Jerking: Reports From an Investigative Satirist

by Paul Krassner

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
141683,257 (4)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Raving, Unconfined Nut) has consistently produced clever satire of mainstream media, personalities and ideologies throughout his long, strange career, and, with this collection of essays and reportage, he maintains his status as a counterculture legend and an "unrefined nut" (according to the FBI and the author bio). As editor of satirical magazine The Realist, he pushed the limits of the day by referring women to a doctor who performed abortions before they were legal and publishing an illustration of Disney characters in the midst of "an unspeakable Roman binge." (Influenced, Krassner notes, by Time magazine's "God is Dead" issue.) Krassner's integral role in American counterculture is evident in the anecdotes featuring Lenny Bruce, Abbie Hoffman, Norman Mailer and Hunter Thompson. These writers and humorists are clearly influenced by and an influence on Krassner, whose writing exposes censorship and excessively prudish regulations as the absurd, unreasonable results of giving humorless, hysterical people authority-for instance, he recalls a song was once banned from radio play because it contained humming, an interlude that could be construed as symbolic of coitus. Krassner can make readers howl with laughter, but a few pieces fail to measure up, mainly because Krassner jettisons his commentary and plays the role of reporter/observer. Intelligently irreverent, Krassner's writing crisply and crassly skewers the teeming absurdity in contemporary America ( )
  addict | Jan 30, 2007 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (4)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
12 wanted2 pay

Popular covers


Average: (4)
4 2

Seven Stories Press

2 editions of this book were published by Seven Stories Press.

Editions: 1583226966, 1609801148

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 105,787,692 books! | Top bar: Always visible