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An 112 page new-classic of blunt realities, social composition and discourse. NO dissects 45 deceptive affairs including Rebellion, The Sexes, Individuality, Equality, Peace, The Nazis, and Keeping It Real, all brought to light in a fashion that only Boyd Rice can. If past written collections of his work serve as time-capsuled history, let NO be the words of t
Paperback, First Edition, 112 pages
Published 2009 by Heartworm
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Dec 18, 2011 rated it did not like it
Could have just as easily been called "Meh"
Apr 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I paid over $100 for this book, an excellent first edition copy, and found it to be worth every penny. A rare book on a broad spectrum of subjects packed with a ton of wisdom in just a little over a short 100 pages.

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"What I question is the extent to which any of us truly knows what the facts really are. I mistrust every ideal cherished in western democratic civilization. The words that make others smile and nod in agreement cause me to recoil." -Boyd Rice

"Have you ever seen a d
Aug 31, 2009 rated it liked it
I think any one of my friends could have written this given enough time. Boyd's views are roughly synonymous with Andy Rooney, despite being approximately 40 years younger. Also he is far more right wing than I had anticipated. Based on his interviews from the late 70s/early 80s I thought he would be more leftist. What he says about Jello Biafra and Johnny Rotten is pretty amazing.
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have long been an enormous fan of Boyd Rice's abrasive, misanthropic, and sometimes politically incorrect sound recordings in the genres of spoken word and noise, and his writing is no exception where the presentation of his thorny, abrasive character is concerned. Much has been made (especially by those willfully ignorant of his work) of Boyd Rice's unorthodox political beliefs - to clear things up, he comes across less as a Fascist (though he has certainly called himself that for shock value ...more
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Aug 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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I never really looked into Boyd Rice his music. But knew about some of his ideas. He's an person who knows what he talks about. Personal I'm not into the elitist image, but in the endword Boyd Rice claims he lives in recluse now. I hope he we'll emerge as a pipesmoking bearded lumberjack.
Matthew W
Aug 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Boyd Rice is no doubt a prick, but he knows what he is talking about most of the time. For those interested in Boyd(and where his mind is now), I recommend this book!
Feb 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Im a big Boyd Rice fan, but for every clever witticism found in here is another almost disappointing mundane or libertarian-esque point where you expect better from an otherwise original artist. Perhaps this book should really be read as art and cultural criticism before being considered anything else.
Doug Brunell
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Where there is Rice, there is controversy.

It is doubtful that detractors of the man (and they seem to be legion) would read this book, but if they did they may be pleasantly surprised in many cases, as it is a clear and concise look at what he believes and why. I don't agree with some of it (such as his views on women or parents of special needs children), but there is quite a bit in its pages that is well-reasoned and makes perfectly fine sense.

It also doesn't fit with the image far too many pe
Jordan Carroll
Jun 20, 2010 rated it it was ok
Boyd Rice has some interesting points to make/things to say. This collection of his opinions on life related subjects didn't quite keep me as captivated as I'd have liked though. Perhaps not being able to sit down over a short space of time to read it and instead reading it over the space of a year on and off, had some kind of effect on my views on this book.
Apr 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Don't always agree with Boyd, but there's lots of interesting ideas in this book, and plenty of humor as well! A short but dense read.
Nov 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
Boyd's not a happy man. In this quick read (a little over 100 pages) he tells you why all your ideas are wrong and why Liberals suck.
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A well thought out No to every dogma making for healthy living
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Nov 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Well-written and engaging, but sometimes superficial.
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American experimental sound artist under the monicker of NON since the mid-1970s, archivist, actor, photographer, author, member of the Partridge Family Temple religious group, co-founder of the UNPOP art movement and current staff writer for Modern Drunkard Magazine.

Boyd Rice is controversial for supposedly having social-darwinist extremist tendecies.
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“When you are born without the ordinary feelings and emotions shared by most other human beings, life looks different to you. It seems at times like a movie you’re walking through, more a spectator than a participant. There is above all a lack of empathy with most of mankind, a sense of detachment. But with detachment comes perspective. The less you care, the more you know, and the more you know the less you care.” 23 likes
“If laws were real they wouldn’t need to be enforced, because if they were real they couldn’t be broken. Try breaking the law of gravity. Now that’s a law. Laws made by man are rules reflecting the current status of his moral codes. As he alters and whittles away his morality, casting bits and pieces aside, his codes change to reflect it.” 19 likes
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