Paul Krassner Appears For L.A. Reading Tonight

He'll be at Skylight Books in Los Feliz from 7-9 p.m.

AVN Online columnist and "zen bastard" Paul Krassner will appear at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave. in Los Feliz tonight to read from his collection of Online articles, Who's to Say What's Obscene? Politics, Culture, and Comedy in America Today.

Krassner first came to fame in New York City in 1958, with the publication of the first issue of his magazine of "free-thought criticism and satire," The Realist. Since then, Krassner has gone on to become a counterculture icon, befriending such "underground" talents as comedian Lenny Bruce (he edited Bruce's autobiography), radio talk show host Jean Shepherd, psychoanalyst Dr. Albert Ellis, novelists Terry Southern ("Candy") and Joseph Heller ("Catch 22"), LSD guru Dr. Timothy Leary and the late Abbie Hoffman, with whom he founded the Youth International Party (better known as the "Yippies") in 1968.

Krassner is full of stories from the "golden years" of American counterculture, and he's not afraid to "let it all hang out" in his lectures—plus, this reading will be filmed by C-SPAN, certainly a tribute to Krassner's boundless talent.

The lecture/reading will take place from 7-9 p.m. tonight, Sept. 15, at Skylight Books. How can you afford to miss it?


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