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HOLIDAY SALE: Censorship Now!! by Ian F. Svenonius

Happy holidays from Akashic Books! Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Right now and for the rest of the year, the ENTIRE Akashic catalog is available for 50 percent off when ordered directly through our website! (*See below for exclusions.) Use the code HOLIDAY15 at checkout. This promotion ends at 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 3rd, 2016.

Not sure where to start? Check out Censorship Now!!, an uproarious new essay collection from cult music hero Ian F. Svenonius! In this outrageous and hilarious essay collection, Svenonius tackles such diverse subjects as IKEA, Apple, the weather, the gentrification of punk by indie rock, Marion Barry, the film Heathers, Christian pornography, vampires, hoarding, the role of sugar in empire-building, how to properly tip at restaurants, the return of the hat in men’s fashion, and other highly topical matters. No one is left unscathed, and more than a few will be left scratching their heads even as they laugh.

*While supplies last, you can get a limited edition signed hardcover version of Censorship Now!! for $30! Click here for more information. (Please note that this limited edition hardcover is excluded from the holiday promo code.)

Also check out our other featured items:

What Is Punk? by Eric Morse and Anny Yi
Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet . . . and Other Cat-astrophes by Simon Tofield
Seriously, You Have to Eat by Adam Mansbach and Owen Brozman
Marvel and a Wonder by Joe Meno
Nina Revoyr Three Book Set
The Bernice L. McFadden Collection

PRAISE FOR Censorship Now!! by Ian F. Svenonius
“While putting a copy of this book on your nightstand would be a sign of good taste, who cares about good taste? Are you willing to be seen reading a book titled Censorship Now!! in public? If so, your skin might burn with funny glances from squares, scolds and looky-loos. But on the inside, you’ll feel your brain throbbing as it swells to accommodate some hilarious, absurd and radical new strategies on how to live in our ridiculous world.”
Washington Post
“Svenonius’ new book is Censorship Now!!, and the title alone shows just how provocative the author can be. A collection of essays previously published by Vice,Jacobin, and others, it sets up numerous enemies—both real and straw—for Svenonius to knock down. . . . It’s all couched in a style that’s part anarchist tirade, part postmodern critique, and part punk-rock snottiness—yet it’s addictively ridiculous.”
“Censor it all. Film, TV, music, politics, books, news, art—censor all of it. That’s the guiding principle of local radical punk Ian Svenonius’ latest essay collection, Censorship Now!!
Washington City Paper, Critics’ Pick
Read an excerpt from Censorship Now!! at The New Republic.


Posted: Dec 9, 2015

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