The Winner of the Slow Bicycle Race (Paperback)

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The Winner of the Slow Bicycle Race collects both Krassner's later stories, as well as his most famous satirical pieces from past years. Swiftian in intention and contemporary in subject matter, the book reveals Krassner to have the heart of a muckraker and the spirituality of a seeker after truth. In Krassner's world, Lyndon Johnson chuckles over the dead corpse of J.F.K., a psychiatrist hypnotically regresses a woman who shot her television set, and Nancy Reagan's "Just say no to drugs" becomes "If anybody tries to sell you an ounce of marijuana for $500, that's way too expensive, so just say no." Kneading fantasy into reality, Krassner ferrets out the higher truths that spotlight the absurdity all around.

About the Author

Paul Krassner, born 1932, is an American author, journalist, comedian, editor, and a founding member of the Yippies. Krassner was a contributor to early issues of Mad magazine, and is the only person to win awards for both Playboy and the Feminist Party Media Workshop.

Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American Literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in "The Siren's of Titan" in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with "Cat's Cradle" in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781888363449
ISBN-10: 1888363444
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication Date: May 6th, 1997
Pages: 352
Language: English