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The true-life and deeply satiric odyssey of a punk-rock dropout turned porn empire overlord.
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About the author

Aside from being the most prolific writer in the history of Larry Flynt Publications, Allan MacDonell contributed to the archetypal punk magazine, Slash, L.A. Weekly, and the underground anthology, Apocalypse Culture. Mr. MacDonell lives in California's Hollywood Hills with two dogs, his wife Theresa and a clear conscience.
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Feral House
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Published on
Apr 29, 2011
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Pages
360
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ISBN
9781936239238
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Social Science / Media Studies
Social Science / Popular Culture
Social Science / Pornography
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