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Aug 8: Jason Torchinsky reading at Book Soup in West Hollywood, CA

"In his opening salvo in the mental war against the paradoxes of late capitalism, George W. S. Trow proposed a motto: 'Wounded by the Million; Healed-One by One.' What the editors of Stay Free! set up inside the brilliant framework of their magazine is an arena where writers can roll up their sleeves and get cheerfully to work at shrugging off the succubus of commercial culture-for their own sakes, and for all our sakes. This book is a treasury of Trow's kind of healing."

— Jonathan Lethem, author of The Fortress of Solitude

"There's no better way for you to avoid the pitfalls of our sinister consumer culture than by buying this book. Purchase it now. And make sure to browse the store's wide selection of novelty bookmarks."

— Patton Oswalt, actor and comedian

"Equal parts damning and delightful, Ad Nauseam is a guide for every shell-shocked consumer besieged by American commodity culture, a battleground where the greatest danger is thinking you're smarter than an ad."

— Ben Popken,

"As a longtime critic of advertising, I welcome this collection of smart and sassy, illuminating and entertaining essays. This book is a must for anyone concerned about the increasingly pervasive and pernicious impact of the consumer culture on our lives and our world."

— Jean Kilbourne, author of Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and Killing Us Softly