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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (310 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neal Pollack Narrator: Neal Pollack Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN:
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At the dawn of human civilization, a blind prophet foretold the coming of one who would transform American literature forever, thrilling millions with his prose and debauching thousands with the meltingly seductive rhythm of his poetry. Now he has arrived. His name is Neal Pollack, the author of The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, and he walks among us.

This historic audio event includes rare recordings, captured by Alan Lomax in 1936, of Pollack's collaboration with the hillbilly guitarist doc Thompson, who he subsequently murdered. Also included within are Pollack's complete basement poetry sessions from the dawn of the Beat Era, an exclusive interview with Pollack conducted by a bitter sycophant, and a bunch of filler that we slapped together with little care.

Nothing like this extraordinary collection exists.

Neal Pollack has been the Greatest Living American Writer across six decades, seven continents, and 10 wives. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Booker Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award (twice), and the Premio Simon Bolivar for contributions to the people's struggle in Latin America. In 1985, Pollack's writing was declared beyond our meager standards by the Swedish Academy. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 12/20/2013

    " Very funny. Laugh-out-loud funny, which is something I usually do for only Wodehouse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 12/16/2013

    " Neal Pollack is very funny and this is his best work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 11/5/2013

    " If you didn't know any better you would swear Neal's fake journalism was real. I wish it was and that Neal held all those awards including the coveted sex god title. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniela | 10/5/2013

    " Great concept; but not nearly clever enough to be worth the two hours it takes to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh Spilker | 10/1/2013

    " the grandiose arrogance made it worthwhile, along with the writing conventions he mocks "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 brian tanabe | 9/8/2013

    " A very delightful romp. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 9/3/2013

    " I alternated between laughing out loud and wanting to punch this snarky wanker in the throat. He's mostly just having fun, but the targets he chooses to skewer are pretty too easy. I far prefer Nevermind the Pollacks (not that those rock'n'roll targets are any harder to hit). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karina Banuelos | 8/31/2013

    " I had this book handed to me by my junior year English teacher who told me I would enjoy the humor, wit, and ridiculousness of it. It was a great diversion to high school and a fun ride in general. I definitely enjoyed the history implemented into Pollack's anthology. Great book all around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Hurwitz | 8/9/2013

    " BRRRilliant "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hil | 8/4/2013

    " Neal Pollack is witty and, quite frankly, a bit of a bad ass. I love this persona he's created. I wish I were half as cool as him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 6/14/2013

    " A ball-bouncingly funny book, even for those with no particular interest in seeing the piss taken out of Sebastian Junger. For those who do share that interest (as I certainly do), Pollack's dead-pan, straight-faced recounting of his fictional adventures are the equivalent of comedy crack. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikki | 2/8/2013

    " Cliches be damned, I was in tears laughing for, er, 75 percent of the pages. The other 25 percent provoked bemused nose-exhales and wry smirks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 1/26/2013

    " one of my all time favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scottbell5050 | 1/23/2013

    " One of the funniest books ever written. Ever. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 9/5/2012

    " Oh my god. Did you see that book this guy wrote called "Alternadad"? How embarrassing for him. And for all of us. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 michael | 5/18/2012

    " yes, it's funny "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 christa | 5/15/2012

    " neal pollack writes about neal pollack, the greatest living american writer, seduction artist, current affairs liver, maker and recorder. i can't believe how well this works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The | 5/14/2012

    " Memorable? Maybe not. But this book was executed with precision and humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/13/2012

    " Very funny. It's smart silly, especially if you know American lit. A little one-note, so best enjoyed in small doses. Ah, McSweeney's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 King | 4/3/2012

    " A laugh so hard it hurts book--probably the funniest book I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/29/2012

    " Satirical collection of writings by a self-important, immersion, gonzo-style journalist. Sarcastic to the point it is kind-of hard to take. If you want a fast, funny read, pick this one up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 1/21/2012

    " This guy is so brilliant it hurts my head. I laughed out loud constantly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Nondorf | 12/4/2011

    " An extremely funny book written with unflinching hubris and bravado. Neal Pollack's exploits are truly legendary and not for the faint of heart. You should expect no less from the self-professed greatest living writer. Fine fine satire. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 6/6/2011

    " This man is not a writer. He is a fornicator, and nothing else worthy of mention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danie | 5/10/2011

    " Enjoyable non-fiction story about a dude yogic path. Very enjoyable to read...just a little bit drawn out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 3/24/2011

    " LOOVED IT!!! so funny and all about yoga. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 3/12/2011

    " Horrible title - awesome book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheilah | 1/24/2011

    " This was a fun read! It got me motivated to take my yoga up a notch. Though I am concerned about Neal's other extracurricular activities. I guess I'm just a little too on the straight and narrow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 12/29/2010

    " A great irreverant look at the yoga world from a very funny guy who was transformed none-the-less. It reminded me that even the yoga world has a "dark side". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/27/2010

    " I just finished with this book. It's really fun and a very honest look at American yoga culture. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 12/12/2010

    " Although it was written by a comedian, it really wasn't all that funny. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deborah | 12/9/2010

    " This was just boring. I don't think it's very funny. I couldn't figure out why I was reading it, so I just quit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/7/2010

    " I heard about this book on a podcast and it intrigued me. Neal Pollack is clearly a funny guy and I'm interested in the subject. Anyway, I picked the book up and finished it in two days. It was funny and interesting. What more needs to be said? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 11/18/2010

    " Read the first half or so (it was pretty good) and skimmed the rest (it was due back at the library). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/13/2010

    " I thought this book was hilarious and very entertaining. As a new student to yoga I could really relate to a lot of Pollack's experiences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 10/31/2010

    " This book is irreverent and at times juvenile, along with occasional moments of profundity sprinkled with humor. You don't have to be a yogi to appreciate Pollack's odyssey, but it sure helps if you want to revel in the yoga world gossip. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 10/22/2010

    " Cynicism, sarcasm, and yoga? I'm so there. "

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About the Author
Author Neal Pollack

Neal Pollack is the author of several acclaimed books of satirical fiction and nonfiction, including the cult classic The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, as well as Doward-Facing Death and Alternadad. A contributor to many magazines, newspapers, and websites, he also keeps a semidaily blog at www.NealPollack.com, and is a certified yoga instructor, the lead singer of The Neal Pollack Invasion, and a roller-derby announcer.  He lives in Los Angeles with his family.