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Eric Fischl has been a practicing artistic bad boy since his early. His autobiography takes its title from his controversial 1981 painting that portrays a young boy dropping his pants as a naked woman sprawls provocatively on a bed. As always though, Fischl's aesthetics here is much more complicated than a sneer or a leer. In this truly fearless document, he reveals the hidden pain and struggles that seeped onto his canvases. He writes with searing candor about his dysfunctional family, especially his alcoholic mother who died a suicide. With that foreground, the story of his million-dollar painting sales and major exhibitions take on a new color and his confessions about his subsequent slide into drug abuse and loss of favor snap us into a new sense of who he is and astonishment about how he survived. Editor's recommendation.