I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-By Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

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"Mark Dery's cultural criticism is the stuff that nightmares are made of. He's a witty and brilliant tour guide on an intellectual journey through our darkest desires and strangest inclinations. You can't look away even if you want to." --Mark Frauenfelder and David Pescovitz, "Boing Boing"

"The bebop rhythms of Mark Dery's prose reflect an intellectual excitement that is rare among contemporary cultural essayists. Reading him is like ingesting a powerful jolt of espresso." --Ron Rosenbaum, author of "Explaining Hitler" and" The Shakespeare Wars"

"Mark Dery s cultural criticism is the stuff that nightmares are made of. He s a witty and brilliant tour guide on an intellectual journey through our darkest desires and strangest inclinations. You can t look away even if you want to." Mark Frauenfelder and David Pescovitz, "Boing Boing""

"Mark Dery is gifted with sanity, humor, learning, and a prose style as keen as a barber s razor. He applies those qualities to a trustworthy and entertaining analysis of the lunatic fringe, which constitutes an ever-larger portion of the discourse in America today." Luc Sante"

"Do not turn squeamish from the many considerations of death that lurk within vampires, tombs, disease, corruption of many varieties. Mark Dery s restless and stylish essay is concerned with one thing only what it means to be alive in America." Richard Rodriguez, author of "Brown: The Last Discovery of America""

"The bebop rhythms of Mark Dery s prose reflect an intellectual excitement that is rare among contemporary cultural essayists. Reading him is like ingesting a powerful jolt of espresso." Ron Rosenbaum, author of "Explaining Hitler" and" The Shakespeare Wars""

"Always provocative, often humorous, Dery has a keen eye for absurdity, tragedy, and everything in between. " "Publishers Weekly"

"Mark Dery is an intellectually challenging writer. He makes few concessions to his readers. He has high expectations...He is witty. He is amusing. He is stimulating. The essays will force you to examine ideas you more than likely have never thought about before." Blogcritics.org

"What makes Dery such an appealing tour guide through all these bad thoughts of his is that he's right there with us, trying to answer the tough questions, and willing to turn his probing mind and eye on himself, too." "Phoenix New Times"

"Mark Dery has just published "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams," a long-awaited compendium of his oft-brutal, usually funny, and always-brilliant writings on the curious, bizarre, and downright dark crevices of our culture. Look no further than this new book for your next monstrous dose of Dery." Boing Boing

"Whether you're starting your spring break or just slacking off work for another week, there's no better way to wile away your idle hours than reading through Mark Dery's new collection of essays "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts."" Reason
"Dery is willing to tackle some tough and controversial subject matter the Holocaust industry, for example and examine it with rigor and willingness to upset conventional or comfortable opinion and piety." "PopMatters"
"Dery invokes Hunter S Thompson, but not as a prankster - rather as a stylist and satirist, in a tradition that runs from Swift through Twain and implicitly on to Dery himself." "The Word""

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From the cultural critic "Wired" called provocative and cuttingly humorous comes a viciously funny, joltingly insightful collection of drive-by critiques of contemporary America where chaos is the new normal. Exploring the darkest corners of the national psyche and the nethermost regions of the self the gothic, the grotesque, and the carnivalesque Mark Dery makes sense of the cultural dynamics of the American madhouse early in the twenty-first century.

Here are essays on the pornographic fantasies of "Star Trek" fans, Facebook as Limbo of the Lost, George W. Bush s fear of his inner queer, the theme-parking of the Holocaust, the homoerotic subtext of the Super Bowl, the hidden agendas of IQ tests, Santa s secret kinship with Satan, the sadism of dentists, Hitler s afterlife on YouTube, the sexual identity of "2001" s HAL, the suicide note considered as a literary genre, the surrealist poetry of robot spam, the zombie apocalypse, Lady Gaga, the Church of Euthanasia, toy guns in the dream lives of American boys, and the polymorphous perversity of Madonna s big toe.

Dery casts a critical eye on the accepted order of things, boldly crossing into the intellectual no-fly zones demarcated by cultural warriors on both sides of America s ideological divide: controversy-phobic corporate media, blinkered academic elites, and middlebrow tastemakers. Intellectually omnivorous and promiscuously interdisciplinary, Dery s writing is a generalist s guilty pleasure in an age of nanospecialization and niche marketing. From Menckenesque polemics on American society and deft deconstructions of pop culture to unflinching personal essays in which Dery turns his scalpel-sharp wit on himself, "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts" is a head-spinning intellectual ride through American dreams and American nightmares.
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