Author solicits death threats

A press release that I recently received. Ive read this book and
liked it enough to buy several copies to give to friends. I didnt
find it all that offensive (obscene, yes, but not offensive). But,
I guess book marketing has to move with the times, and if offense sells…

By the way, Reverend Fing is wildely rumored to be a non-de-plume
of this Palmer guy…

News Release

February 19, 1989

Contact: Nick Palmer
(206) 882 4500


The Reverend Wing Fu Fing complained today that Christian leaders
were refusing to threaten his life because of the offensive nature of his
novel, Fuck, YES! A Guide to the Happy Acceptance of Everything.
My book is just as obnoxious as anybody elses, Wing Stated, I
certainly deserve a price on my head. Maybe $4 million is too much to
ask. How about some McDonalds coupons?

Reacting to the massive news coverage given to Satanic Verses by
Salman Rushdie, Wing announced that Waldenbooks, Daltons and many others
major book chains have refused to carry his book for a full year before
Rushdies Novel appeared. Also, the Canadian government has attempted to
ban it. But do you think anybody cares? Wing bitched.

This is another example of America being bested by foreign competition,
according to Nick Palmer, spokesman for Shepherd Books, publisher of
Fuck, YES! If some of our so-called religious leaders would climb out
of bed and whip good Christians everywhere into a frenzy, then foreigners
would be buying American books instead of Americans buying foreign books.

Fuck, YES! is a novel in the form of a self-help book; it has been
highly praised by reviewers in several obscure magazines. It really is a
shame, according to book reviewer Talcott Blitch. Fuck, YES! could
potentially offend millions of people across the world, but its being
virtually ignored. Really, theres something in there thatll bother
every special interest group but lesbians.

When asked about Reverend Wing, Palmer said, Wings bananas.
However, he pointed out, the Ayatollah Khomeinis orders to kill Rushdie
have spurred sales of Satanic Verses far beyond the wildest hopes of
its publishers. If someone threatens Wing, were going to put him on
Letterman or Carson, I can promise you that. This suckers not going into
hiding. Thats not the American way. Thats for sure.

This uncopyrighted material copied by–gordon letwin.

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