The Winner Of the Slow Bicycle Race: The Satirical Writings Of Paul Krassner by Paul KrassnerThe Winner Of the Slow Bicycle Race: The Satirical Writings Of Paul Krassner by Paul Krassner

The Winner Of the Slow Bicycle Race: The Satirical Writings Of Paul Krassner

byPaul KrassnerForeword byKurt Vonnegut

Paperback | May 6, 1997

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The Winner of the Slow Bicycle Race collects both Krassner's later stories, as well as his most famous satirical pieces from past years. Swiftian in intention and contemporary in subject matter, the book reveals Krassner to have the heart of a muckraker and the spirituality of a seeker after truth. In Krassner's world, Lyndon Johnson chuckles over the dead corpse of J.F.K., a psychiatrist hypnotically regresses a woman who shot her television set, and Nancy Reagan's "Just say no to drugs" becomes "If anybody tries to sell you an ounce of marijuana for $500, that's way too expensive, so just say no." Kneading fantasy into reality, Krassner ferrets out the higher truths that spotlight the absurdity all around.
PAUL KRASSNER cut his teeth as a journalist at Mad magazine, worked with Lenny Bruce, and with Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin founded the Yippies. In 1958 he founded the satirical magazine The Realist and has published it discontinuously ever since. His autobiography, Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counter...
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Title:The Winner Of the Slow Bicycle Race: The Satirical Writings Of Paul KrassnerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.02 × 0.92 inPublished:May 6, 1997Publisher:Seven Stories Press

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Now in paperback, unforgettable stories -- part fact, part fantasy -- by America's foremost counterculture historianAfter newscaster Harry Reasoner wrote in his memoirs that "(Paul) Krassner not only attacked establishment values, he attacked decency in general", Krassner named his one-person show "Attacking Decency in General". The same irreverence is apparent in The Winner of the Slow Bicycle Race, the acclaimed collection of Krassner's most recent stories as well as his most famous satirical pieces from past years, all presented in reverse chronological order.Child prodigy violinist, Mad magazine contributor, Lenny Bruce's obscenity coach, cofounder - with Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin -- of the Yippies, and writer/publisher of The Realist since 1958, Paul Krassner endures as an intrepid, unrehabilitated counterculture torch-bearer. His writings, Swiftian in form and contemporary in subject matter, seamlessly blend factual reporting and flagrant misstatement. "Truth", says Krassner, "is Silly Putty". In Krassner's world, Lyndon Johnson chuckles over the c