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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Michael Musto book in February 2010: Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back

BEA hasn't even started yet and I'm catching up on book publishing news!

Apparently, Village Voice gossip columnist Michael Musto has followed his editor Don Weise (who's a friend and was also the acquiring editor on my book Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women) from Carroll & Graf, who published his excellent La Dolce Musto: Writings by the World's Most Outrageous Columnist, to Alyson Books, for his latest collection, to be published in February 2010, entitled Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back. See my Mediabistro interview with Musto about the first book (among other things).

Here's what Alyson says about the book:

Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back is the latest zippy collection of columns and essays from Michael Musto, the popular columnist for The Village Voice and a mouthy groundbreaker who takes no prisoners. This collection zooms in on Musto’s favorite celebrities to punk (Sean Combs, Paris Hilton); New York’s most debauched and amusing nightlife experiences; and Musto’s own odysseys, as he talks about the art of TV whoring and the allure of kinky sex, pausing to don drag to imagine what it must be like to be him as Lindsay Lohan as Marilyn Monroe. Stopping for some actual appreciation, the section titled "Weirdos Are My Heroes" celebrates the oddballs and entertainers who’ve elevated the culture, shockingly including Jerry Springer and Sarah Silverman. The book also features an introduction written by Musto, as well as new pieces on universal fame in the new-media age, the state of the celebrity closet, and the appeal of blind gossip items.

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