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Mike Edison is the guest. He is the former publisher of High Times magazine and was the editor-in-chief of Screw magazine. He is also a musician and a professional wrestler. His new memoir, You Are a Complete Disappointment, is available now from Sterling Books.
Great fun talking with Mike. Also heartbreaking. The title of his memoir also happens to be the last thing his father ever said to him. Brutal. But he has found a kind of peace with it, and he has written this fine memoir. Aside from that, Mike is a person who has really lived some lives. He’s authored 28 pornographic novels. Has been a correspondent for Penthouse and Hustler. The professional wrestling. He’s in a band. High Times. We talk about all of it. Fasten your seat belts.
In today’s monologue, I talk about my sense of urgency and the heat of summer.