Now Dig This by Terry Southern
The Unspeakable Writings of Terry Southern, 1950-1995

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An unforgettable chronicle of an era by one of America’s wildest—and most brilliant—comedic and literary minds Edited by Nile Southern and Josh Alan Friedman
Starting with his landing at the Battle of the Bulge, Terry Southern showed a knack for winding up in the world’s most interesting places. He spent the fifties on the Left Bank of Paris, the sixties in mod London, and the seventies touring with the Rolling Stones. When the Beatles rolled out their famous pantheon of movers and shakers for the cover of Sgt. Pepper, Terry was the only guy wearing shades. When police broke heads during the ’68 democratic convention in Chicago, Southern was there to bear witness. And when Stanley Kubrick needed someone to make Dr. Strangelove funny, there was only one man qualified for the job.  As the golden age of rock ’n’ roll wound down, Southern never stopped writing, and his prose never lost its trademark intensity. Filthy, fierce, and relentlessly dazzling, these letters, essays, stories, and interviews are an electric testament to one of the keenest wits of the twentieth century. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Terry Southern including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

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Southern is the Executor of the Terry Southern Estate and Copyright Trust and maintains the Terry Southern website. Writer/guitarist Josh Alan Freidman 's books include "Tales of Times Square", "Tell the Truth Until They Bleed" and "Black Cracker"; his albums include "Famous & Poor", "The Worst!", "Blacks n Jews", and "Josh Alan Band". He lives in the Republic of Texas.
Published November 6, 2012 by Open Road Media. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Of note to film historians is Southern’s go at adapting Arthur Schnitzler’s Rhapsody, A Dream Novel for the screen—the psychosexual drama Eyes Wide Shut would have been quite different if Kubrick had taken Southern’s tack of going “the comedy route.” As for sex and drugs, they waft throughout the...

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With this outstanding, volatile mélange of short pieces, Nile Southern repositions his father—"the conduit between the Beatles and the Beats"—as a Class Four hurricane in the Hipster Pantheon.

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Terry Southern was a contemporary of beatniks, chum of literati, and cowriter of Dr. Strangelove--a dapper freak with a wide range.

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