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BYE BYE, MISS AMERICAN PIE is the first great bawdy political satire of the 21st century. It is the outrageous tale of an attractive female senator running for president who, much to her opponent’s delight, gets caught en flagrante with her illegal — but totally hot! — immigrant pool boy. She is forced to go on television to apologize to the nation, but she has other ideas, and when she tells a stunned America, “I got mine, now get yours! You know you want it!” she inadvertently kindles a new American sexual revolution and launches the wildest campaign in history.
Drawing its influences from Terry Southern’s Candy (itself an answer to Candide), Alice in Wonderland, Jonathan Swift, Kurt Vonnegut, and Roald Dahl — as well as author Mike Edison’s own sprawling comic-erotic epics and the insanely giddy filth he perpetrated as editor of the First Amendment-defining Screw magazine — BYE BYE, MISS AMERICAN PIE is a high-speed novella that combines the sweet guilt of a back-of-a-cereal-box read with the urgency and subversive sexuality of a great rock’ n ’ roll song, and is at turns hilarious, shrewd, savage, fearless, dirty, and wise.
“Like Myra Breckinridge meets Breakfast of Champions.” – MrSkin.com
MIKE EDISON is the former editor and publisher of High Times magazine, and was the editor-in-chief of the irresponsibly outrageous Screw. He is the author of the legendary memoir I Have Fun Everywhere I Go: Savage Tales of Pot, Porn, Punk Rock, Pro Wrestling, Talking Apes, Evil Bosses, Dirty Blues, American Heroes, and the Most Notorious Magazines in the World and Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! – Of Playboys, Pigs, and Penthouse Paupers, an American Tale of Sex and Wonder, as well as 28 “adult” novels. Edison has worked as a foreign correspondent for Hustler, and was a high-paid gun-for hire of the legendary Penthouse letters. In addition he is an internationally known musician, a ferociously dedicated storyteller and spoken word artist, and has contributed to numerous magazines and websites including Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Spin, and the New York Press, for whom he covered classical music and professional wrestling. He speaks frequently on free speech and the American counterculture, and is “proof positive that one can be both edgy and erudite, lowbrow and literate, and take joy in the unbridled pleasures of the id without sacrificing the higher mind.” (PopMatters.com) Edison lives and works in New York City.
Praise for Mike Edison
“They don't make guys like this anymore . . . high-spirited sleaze, overeducated yokelry, and intensely American egalitarian humor . . . surprisingly intelligent.” — SF Weekly“
“Edison’s writing style is a gonzo-type rush, filled with hilariously inventive descriptions . . . ”— The Boston Phoenix
"One of the raunchiest stars of modern gonzo journalism." —Flavorpill“
“Edison glides along the edges of society with an intense dose of wit and a startling eye for the insane.”— Augusta Metro Spirit
"The gentleman pornographer.”–Jewcy.com