Mike Edison walks alone

By AMY FINCH  |  June 10, 2008

Edison’s writing style is a gonzo-type rush, filled with hilariously inventive descriptions of the various clodhoppers he’s known. There’s the woman who was “a combination of Big Foot and Foghorn Leghorn,” and the guy who was so anal that “even his hair looked alphabetized.” And high-quality nonsense like the porno publisher who’d run around barking things like “You call those tits, Mr. Ronson? Those tits are taking food out of the mouths of my children!”

Edison might never wind up on the masthead of a sunny Condé Nast publication — but why would he ever want to?

< prev  1  |  2  | 
Related: Testosterowned, In the right field, Jazz hands, More more >
  Topics: Books , Entertainment, Music, Pop and Rock Music,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   VOWELL'S AMERICA  |  March 24, 2011
    How Hawaii became "American"
    When Laura Hillenbrand was doing research for her first book, Seabiscui t, she kept coming across references to another fast-moving morale booster of the Depression: Louis Zamperini.
  •   INTERVIEW: OLIVER SACKS, ON THE MIND'S EYE  |  October 21, 2010
    Over the past 40 years, since the publication of Migraine in 1970, neurologist Oliver Sacks has written 10 books and countless articles, examining what happens when specific parts of a human brain go haywire or stop working.
  •   REVIEW: ROB SHEFFIELD'S INNER SHEENA  |  August 31, 2010
    It was probably a common impulse, wanting to save Rob Sheffield.
  •   A GOOD WALK  |  August 09, 2010
    Before Caroline Knapp died of lung cancer — in 2002, at age 42 — she'd gone bestseller with the most private of torments: her alcoholism (in Drinking: A Love Story ) and her anorexia ( Appetites: Why Women Want ).

 See all articles by: AMY FINCH