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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