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, 9.75 × 6.5 × 1.5 inPublished:December 13, 2011Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780306818882

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Village Voice, 11/29/11 “[A] vivid memoir of the decadeToday?s Occupy Wall Street movement can take, if not a lesson, at least inspiration (and perhaps solace) from Sanders?s triumphs and travails.”Publishers Weekly, 12/12/11 “[Sanders] engagingly depicts how the culture of New York City in the 1960s shifted from the beats to the hippies.”  PopMatters.com, 12/5/11 “Sanders tells the story in a series of vignettes that are sometimes funny, occasionally frightening, and typically littered with the names of The Famous and The DeadIn the end this is a work that recalls with vivid and loving detail the haphazard glory of those wild, wild bygone times.”  Hartford Advocate, 12/7/11 “Sanders ties all of his earliest threads—up to 1970—together in the most engagingly idiosyncratic memoir of the yearIndeed, now that his friend and mentor Allen Ginsberg is dead, Ed Sanders is the strongest living link between the Beat Generation, the hippies and all other underground currents that have trickled along the countercultural pipeline since then.”  High Times, February 2011