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Stinker Lets Loose

“She may be an insane chimp, but she’s my insane chimp!”

Mike Sacks is writing the apotheosis of avant garde comedy—books written as found documents, trawling through the ephemera of suburban America, jokes low-brow, bizarre and visceral in a package more formally taut and wildly ambitious than nearly anything published as literary fiction today. Stinker Lets Loose is the deadly accurate novelization of a non-existent ’70s drive-in film, complete with images from the set; it explores the implications behind Eastwood and Reynolds vehicles while one-upping them in puerility and wildness. 

“If you don’t know who Mike Sacks is, well, you should. His writing is funnier than just about anyone’s and now he has a podcast that is excellent. I say Hooray for Mike Sacks and everything he stands for.” -David Sedaris

“He’s the best kind of comedy writer; a bona fide weirdo with virtually no interest in satisfying anything other than his own personal obsessions.” -Andy Richter

“One of the Best Comedy Releases of the year.” -Splitsider

“Top ten comedy release of the year!” -Vulture

Mike Sacks works for Vanity Fair and contributes to The New Yorker, Time, EsquireGQ, Believer, Vice, Salon, McSweeney’sThe New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications.

He is the author of eight books and three audio projects.