Wednesday, November 28, 2012

AS GOOD AS IT GETS




















All through the interminable preparation for this book I tried to avoid the inevitable contemplation of the hideous reality that this was my life. I was gathering together some of the best surviving stuff that I had ever written, goddamn it. This was my fucking life. This was it. Life. This was all there was. The blurb reads…

“The definitive collection of Mick Farren’s prose, over four hundred pages of some of the best writing the counterculture has ever produced, carefully selected and extensively annotated by Mick Farren himself, with superb line-art illustrations by Michael Robinson, a foreword by CHARLES SHAAR MURRAY, a preface by FELIX DENNIS, plus encounters with JOHNNY CASH, FRANK ZAPPA, CHUCK BERRY, GORE VIDAL and PETE TOWNSHEND, among others. Over four decades of Farren’s very best interviews and polemics.” 


Right now you can buy the deluxe paperback. The much cheaper paperback will be out in the spring.

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The secret word is History

11 comments:

Ralph said...

Any chance of a London signing event in the pipeline, Mick?

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

OK DoC..strike me pink, please take your hand outta my pocket, here's the twenty spot,gimme the book..
just remember Tiny Tim will go hungry on Christmas morning!

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

back again..your publisher 'Head-press' put out The History of modern Porno the other year..if that's their idea of a sweat-mag, I'll give up and go back to bed..when Vanity Fair give a book five star's, it's time to say 'fuck me, wot went wrong..??
I've got my eye on you DoC..I don't wanna be Mark Chapman..hahaHa ~

Mick said...

And I don't want to be John Lennon.

As to signings I think we may be doing more of those when the trade paperback comes out in the spring.

Peromyscus said...

Well, I tried to buy, but the webpage wouldn't take my details so I remain empty handed.

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

don't worry ducks..save ya money..try the Penguin Pocket Rhyming Dictionary..if ya feeling bold there's always 'The Bona World of Julian & Sandy'..a BBC radio collection..my last recommendation of the day is..Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men..all available from Amazon _

Peromyscus said...

Ok, I'll varda the bona glossies instead.

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

fantabulosa! my dear lady..
DoC can be a hard boiled butch cow-boy at times..to be seen with an old 'mincer' would only piss the man off even more..hahaHa ~



Mooney said...

Mr Farren the website won't let me buy your book - it goes to an error page. Can you let them know so I can enrich your festive celebrations?

Mick said...

I am relaying your displeasure.

Alan Burridge said...

Well, I bought a copy from the Headpress website without any problems. It arrived yesterday and as ever with Doc's books, I am enjoying every word.