Roman Tsivkin mentioned on Twitter that he's been enjoying Paul Krassner's new book (published last fall) Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Adventures in the Counterculture.
Pete Townsend once remarked, about British blues musician Alexis Korner, "If only for helping bring the Rolling Stones together, Alexis should be carried round London in a sedan chair for the rest of his life." As I wrote in a previous blog posting, Robert Anton Wilson fans ought to feel the same about Krassner. RAW wrote, in Coincidance, ""Paul Krassner's iconoclastic journal, The Realist, has published more of my writings than any other American magazine, and there was a period in the late 1950s and early 1960s when I might have given up writing entirely if Paul had not gone on publishing my work. I think everybody in the 'counterculture' owes a great debt to Paul Krassner, but I perhaps owe him more than anyone else."
I asked Roman via Twitter if Krassner mentions RAW in the new book. "Oh yes, quite a bit, and I'm only on page 43. Mostly in passing, though. You will definitely, definitely love it. Krassner sent RAW to do a story on Leary at Millbrook, & shortly thereafter tripped for the 1st time (with Leary, of course). He also mentions that RAW was one of the first contributors to The Realist."
Roman also notes that buying the book from Krassner's Web site will let you obtain an autographed copy. For those who can't afford the paper version, there's a cheaper ($9.99) Kindle edition.