Lazy Fascist is proud to present these newly revised editions of the first books by Scott McClanahan and Sam Pink. The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan Vol. I contains all of the stories from McClanahan’s first two collections, along with a new foreword by Blake Butler and an afterword by Sam Pink.
I Am Going to Clone Myself Then Kill the Clone and Eat It is the first poetry collection by the greatest novel-master of the midwest, Sam Pink. It’s newly revised and remixed, with a shiny new cover.
The Holy Bible of Bad Feelings returns!
Longtime bipolar idiot Sam Pink brings you right back to the beginning with this remastered edition of his first underground hit. Find out why it would be great to get accidentally killed by a bus. Find out how to perform hardcore sex and never have any fun. Find out why it would be better if your mom was a Ugandan hooker. And find out how to fill your mouth with confetti before blowing your own head off.
Because a dead horse isn’t ever fully beaten. Because when you get to Hell there will be a seat saved for you. Because you can’t afford too many hellos. Because every time you come home, you stand in the door way and think, “It’s time for a monster to eat me now.” And then a monster eats you!
Be brave enough to read this book. Be brave enough to clone yourself then kill the clone and eat it.
“No One Can Do Anything Worse To You Than You Can is wildly imaginative and very entertaining. The author is simply someone who fans of literature must read and this book is just one more step in the ladder that’s currently taking Lazy Fascist Press into a place within the publishing industry where there’s a lot of room simply because very few have gotten there. Go buy this right now.” – Horror Talk
“Pink’s got to have a bit of genius in him to take something as mind-numbing as a job stocking shelves and turn it into a side street billboard showcasing the internal struggle of the awkward and antisocial. Using the slightly uncomfortable second person perspective, “you” are sucked straight into the mind of, well, yourself. You work at an Ultra-High-Risk department store too close to Blood Alley for anyone’s comfort. You’re made to watch an orientation video of interviews of past employees who are missing body parts and have suffered brain damage due to workplace accidents. You chill with co-workers with names like Sour Cream and humor his fetishist questions. You get a quick thrill out of crushing boxes in the compactor. Your brain thinks up the weirdest shit while you’re working. It just won’t shut off. It never stops…” – The Next Best Book Club on The No Hellos Diet
Sam Pink has started a band. They are called Depressed Woman. You can listen to some of their songs and read Sam Pink’s thoughts on each song here. In a new review of The No Hellos Diet, the blog i am alt lit said this about Sam’s work: “like ‘bukowski to postal workers’ and ‘franzen to academic/overly serious/literature is god types’ sam pink speaks to the ‘service class.’”
Alison Hallett of The Portland Mercury has reported that she feels uncomfortable reading The Obese by Nick Antosca on the bus. Last Saturday, Nick Antosca signed copies of The Obese at one of my favorite bookstores, Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA. Here are two new interviews with Nick: 1) The Collagist, 2) Vol. 1 Brooklyn.
Other Lazy Fascist news of the week:
Anatomy Courses by Blake Butler and Sean Kilpatrick will be taught in a class on 21st Century Horror at Florida State University this fall. Other primary texts include The Marbled Swarm by Dennis Cooper and The Orange Eats Creeps by Grace Krilanovich.
We’re hearing that quantities of the Broken Piano for President soundtrack, which was recently released by Death Bomb Arc, is close to selling out. Thought Catalog published an essay by Wensink about his experience trying to find a publisher for Broken Piano for President. You can read it here.