Fug You: An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fuck You Press, the Fugs, and…

Hardcover | December 13, 2011

byEd Sanders

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Fug You is Ed Sanders's unapologetic and often hilarious account of eight key years of "total assault on the culture," to quote his novelist friend William S. Burroughs.

Fug You traces the flowering years of New York's downtown bohemia in the sixties, starting with the marketing problems presented by publishing Fuck You / A Magazine of the Arts, as it faced the aboveground's scrutiny, and leading to Sanders's arrest after a raid on his Peace Eye Bookstore. The memoir also traces the career of the Fugs--formed in 1964 by Sanders and his neighbor, the legendary Tuli Kupferberg (called "the world's oldest living hippie" by Allen Ginsberg)--as Sanders strives to find a home for this famous postmodern, innovative anarcho-folk-rock band in the world of record labels.

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Fug You is Ed Sanders's unapologetic and often hilarious account of eight key years of "total assault on the culture," to quote his novelist friend William S. Burroughs.Fug You traces the flowering years of New York's downtown bohemia in the sixties, starting with the marketing problems presented by publishing Fuck You / A Magazine of ...

Ed Sanders co-founded the Fugs, opened the Peace Eye Bookstore, and appeared on the cover of Life magazine. He is the author of The Family and lives in Woodstock, New York.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:December 13, 2011Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306818884

ISBN - 13:9780306818882

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“This brilliant memoir not only chronicles the band?s early days, but paints an outrageous, inspiring picture of life among the artistic outlaws of New York?s Lower East side in the `60?s.”New York Post, 12/11/11 “Sandersbrings us back to those idealistic days.”Baltimore Sun, 12/8/11 “In short, impressionistic chapters, Sanders details his adventures, as well as his encounters with seemingly everyone who was anyone in the Beat and hippie scenesSanders provides a fly-on-the-wall view of many facets of a turbulent decade.”Metro Focus, 12/13/11 “In addition to Sanders? enlightening  personal take on New York in the ?60s, the pages of Fug You are lined with wonderful gems from the poet?s personal archive. Between the covers the reader will discover doodles by the likes of Burroughs and Sanders himself, rare Fugs concert photos and flyers, many drawings of cannabis leaves, intimate shots of Allen Ginsberg and other demented, wonderful esoterica.”   New World Review, Vol. 5, Num. 28 “At its best, Fug You evokes the wide-eyed spirit of adolescence, with its delusions of purity and heartbreaking enthusiasm and dynamism.”  Huffington Post, 1/3/12