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Pissing in the Gene Pool

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  149 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published 2001 by MirandA-Verl. (first published 1987)
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Johnny
Jan 23, 2008 Johnny added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mishima satirists
Recommended to Johnny by: Not my mom
Shelves: literary-seppuku
I asked my mom to pick up a copy of this from Olsen's for my birthday when I was a dumb punk kid. When she gave it to me she said, "I got that for you since you asked for it, but the guy is an idiot." Fortunately she also got me a copy of 'My Life and Hard Times.' Mother knows best.
Shawn Fairweather
Aug 07, 2014 Shawn Fairweather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of Henrys better works. My favorite being Get in the Van. Henrys thoughts are a bit more coherent and organized than his earlier stuff but that is progression for you. Some may still not understand his thinking or intent (I don't claim to know either), but I do believe that the more you read the more insight you will get into his cathartic effort. At times regardless of the location or the merit it is important to put your thoughts down on paper and perhaps not read them again for so ...more
Patrick
Dec 27, 2008 Patrick rated it liked it
Shelves: 2008
"A bullet shot at this man would steer clear, knowing that nothing would happen to its target." This immediately reminded me of this line from Chuck Palahniuk's "Survivor:" "Me getting killed right now would be redundant." Another good one: "Sometimes it gets so cold in here I want to build a roaring fire using my body for kindling."
Danine
Jan 21, 2008 Danine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Rollins Fans
Recommended to Danine by: Amy
Not the most uplifting book but raw nonetheless. Lonely, erotic, crass and brutally to the point of his thoughts and experiences. A lot depressing and a lot of violence. Kinda made we want to die a little. I appreciate most of Henry's views and I continue to read his books and watch his show.
Karen
Jul 30, 2008 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all how could you not like the title of this book? Henry has a way of telling things that really makes you think.
Annie
Jun 28, 2007 Annie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i mean, the title says it all, really.
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Henry Rollins (born Henry Lawrence Garfield; often referred to simply as Rollins) is an American singer-songwriter, spoken word artist, author, actor and publisher.

After joining the short-lived Washington, D.C. band State of Alert in 1980, Rollins fronted the Californian hardcore punk band Black Flag from 1981 until 1986. Following the band's breakup, Rollins soon established the record label and
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“I am talking about ultimate deceit. I am talking about unparalleled treachery. Bottomless lies. Depths that are seen that are previously unimaginable. Darkness and shattering despair that could break bones. Paranoia and horror that could stop the heart cold. All inflicted on one's self by one's self. The soul turns schizophrenic and goes hopelessly insane.” 73 likes
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