Candy, or How My Mind Was Turned to Mush by a Dangerous Book

August 19, 2014 by · Comments Off on Candy, or How My Mind Was Turned to Mush by a Dangerous Book 

candyWhen I was 12 years old, I was curious about a lot of things. In junior high school, in the locker room and other bastions of “maleness,” I often heard discussion of this mythical book, Candy, by satirist Terry Southern (also author of the Magic Christian, and many others) and Mason Hoffenberg, that it was supposed to be the dirtiest (and therefore, most exciting) book around; worthy of the prurient attention of typical preteen and early teenaged boys. Read more