Jarret Keene wrote an interesting twist on the ubiquitous gift giving guides we see this time of year. For the Tucson Weekly, ignored “what the big publishing houses in New York want you to buy” and instead picked some gift suggestions from “the small presses in America that consistently produce the tastiest writing, especially compared to today’s rather bland mainstream offerings.”
He made some interesting choices indeed. Check out the article for the full discussion of his picks, but here’s the short list:
—Drugs Are Nice: A Post-Punk Memoir by Lisa Carver and published by Soft Skull Press
–The Complete Book of Kong by William Trowbridge and published by Southeast Missouri State University Press
—Good Advice for Young Trendy People of All Ages by Jennifer Blowdryer and published by Manic D Press
—The Incredibly Stoopit Adventures of Granpa Stuped by Joe Pachinko and published by Superstition Street Press
—Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons by John Carter and Robert Anton Wilson and published by Feral House
—Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street by Bill Janovitz and published by Continuum as part of the 33 1/3 series.