Praise for Dirty! Dirty! Dirty!
"[Edison] takes readers on an enthusiastic romp through the rise and fall of the major porno magazines of the 20th century, while profiling the self-imploding personalities who innovated effective ways of selling sexual fantasies to the average sexually dissatisfied male . . . An interesting study of the ways influence can snowball." Kirkus
“Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! is a book that really lives up to it’s title. It’s not only dirtyit’s funny, highly opinionated, andGod help usinformative. Hard to believe someone hasn’t written the history of American pornography before this, but Mike Edison is absolutely the man for the job.” Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City
"Mike Edison can go toe to toe with some of the best writers of the (old) New Journalism. This is foul-mouthed popular history at its most entertaining. Plenty smart, tooand also, strange to say, poignant and loving."
Rick Perlstein, author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
"Edison is a fast enough talker to move the reader quickly into what turns out to be a well-crafted history of censorship and sex." LA Weekly
"This book is a must-read for fans of girlie magazines and madcap gonzo culture." Library Journal
"Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! An American Tale of Sex & Wonder is pure, unadulterated funand a testament to the talents of one of the raunchiest stars of modern gonzo journalism." Flavorpill
"Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! reads like the lovechild of Screw magazine and Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States . . . Man-haters may be silenced in noticing that a prevalent persuasion in the book is Edison’s staunch feminism . . . he loves people and their freedoms . . . he is the gentleman pornographer.”Jewcy.com