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by Joe Sacco, paperback, 285 pgs.
By todd

As a comic book artist, there is no doubt to Sacco’s talent. His pictures evoke Crumb’s style – tiny details are never forgotten. Expressions on people’s faces are precise. Where Crumb was often subsumed with women’s asses, Sacco tackles refugees and war.

Panda Meat: Source Book 1
Foreword by Frank Kozik, 120 pgs.
By keith

As it stands now, Panda Meat’s a pretty decent coffee table for me and a nice bit of portfolio work for the artists involved.

Panda Meat: Source Book 1
Foreword by Frank Kozik, 120 pgs.
By keith

Kozik, in his ten-sentence foreword, hopes that the reader will consider Panda Meat a healthy alternative to “normal” design bibles

Paping: The Teacher’s Edition
By John Mejias, 80 pgs.
By keith

God, this thing is wonderful. Absolutely awesome. See also: hilarious, admirable, moving, aesthetically stunning, but mostly, yeah, just straight-up awesome.

Paradoxia: A Predator’s Diary
By Lydia Lunch, 162 pgs.
By Guest Contributor

So I remember when I was first introduced to the concept of “stream-of-consciousness” literature, and a basic understanding of how it worked.

People’s Apocalypse, The
Edited by Jenny Forrester and Ariel Gore, $15.95
By Steve Hart

An anthology of apocalyptic stories, visions, and nightmares, how-to articles and fictional stories.

Perfect Youth
By Sam Sutherland, 368 pgs.
By ty

The key to this book working as well as it does is with Sutherland himself. He is an outsider—a fan and journalist—looking in. You can tell he loves his subject deeply but is not above being objective about it. This is where other early Canadian band biographies and autobiographies often fail.

Persepolis 2
By Marjane Satrapi, $12.95 U.S.
By gary

This is the story of a girl from Iran who goes to school in Europe and her accounts of the differences between Western and Middle Eastern ideology.

Personality Crisis: Warm Beer & Wild Times
By Chris Walter, 217 pgs.
By ty

Personality Crisis could very well be the greatest band to ever slip through the cracks.

Pie Any Means Necessary: The Biotic Baking Brigade Cookbook
Edited by Agent Apple, 116 pages.
By Maddy

Rumsfeld? Cheney? Ashcroft? Start preparing the crusts and the topping! Its time to go forth and pie!

Pin-Up Art of Bill Ward, The
By Alex Ward & Jacob Covey. 268 pgs.
By norb

I can describe this volume’s contents no better than this excerpt from Coop’s preface: “…overly elaborate hairstyle, baby face, bee-stung lips, huge gravity-defying breastmeat cantilevered out over a wasp waist and shapely hips, and mile-long legs encased in shiny stockings and set atop sexy stilettos, all rendered with a fetishist’s zeal.” 

Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo, The
by Alex Chun & Jacob Covey, 216 pgs.
By norb

The moral is implicit: Drawing half-nekkid chicks with big hooters is good for you!

Pipe Bomb for the Soul
By Alice Bag, 112 pgs.
By Kevin Dunn

Pipe Bomb for the Soul is a collection of Alice Bag’s memoirs from her time spent in Nicaragua in 1986. While most political punks in the ‘80s were content to sing about what a dickhead Reagan was, Bag actually traveled to Nicaragua to help out.

Pisco Sours
By Ananda Esteva, 73 pgs.
By kurt

Intelligent without being too academic, cultural without being alienating, and focused without wasting words on ego-stroking literary masturbation.

Please Bee Nice: My Life Up ‘Til Now
By Gary Floyd with David Ensminger, 69 pgs.
By Sean Arenas

Gary Floyd was the singer for The Dicks, one of Texas’ most infamous and revered punk bands. His autobiography documents his upbringing, the formation of The Dicks (and the “‘new’ Dicks” in San Francisco), and his journey to inner peace.

Please Don’t Bomb the Suburbs
By William “Upski” Wimsatt, 205 pgs.
By Lauren Trout

The main theme in this book is growing up, personally and politically. Some of you might refer to it as “selling out,” but Wimsatt begs to differ.

Please Feed Me: Punk Vegan Cookbook
by Niall McGuirk, 144 pgs.
By Guest Contributor

Getting ready to raise a vegetarian child, much to the dismay of my family (“But the baby won’t grow if you don’t feed her meat…”), I’m always scoping out cookbooks, eager to learn new veggie recipes and test them out.

Please Take Me off the Guest List
By Nick Zinner, Zachary Lipez and Stacy Wakefield, 116 pgs.
By kurt

You gotta give me something here, Zachary. Instead, what I’m finding is some great layout work, a mixture of interesting, humorous, and some slightly dull photos interspersed with lackluster tales.

Politics of Anti-Semitism, The
edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, 178 pages
By Maddy

The other essays meander somewhere between these two, discussing everything from death threats the actor John Malkovich made to a prominent journalist covering the conflict to the history of U.S. involvement in Israel.

Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus, The
By Wred Fright, 221 pgs.
By todd

The smartest “dumb” book I’ve read in ages. Reading PFE was like hopping on a barely moving freight that gains speed. It was really hard to jump away from when it started hauling along.

Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box: Vol.1
By Jacques Bayreau, 200pgs.
By Billups Allen

People might have casually predicted the resurgence of vinyl records, but few could predict that there would be any nostalgia attached to VHS tapes.

Precious Metal
Edited By Albert Mudrian, 384 pgs.
By kurt

You’ll finally be able to find out how Cannibal Corpse got the hook up to be in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. (Spoiler: Jim Carrey was a big fan of the band. For real.)

Primal Screamer, The
By Nick Blinko, 122 pgs.
By kurt

The Primal Screamer has been released previously, but in its latest version it comes with additional gothic artwork by the author, Nick Blinko, who you might also know as the frontman of the British punk band, Rudimentary Peni.

Prison Stories
by Seth “Soul Man” Ferranti, 270 pgs.
By keith

a chapstick cap full of pot is worth twenty-five dollars in prison

Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter’s Guide to Underground Rock, 1970-1982
By George Gimarc, 744 pages
By Josh

if you’re looking an encyclopedia of underground music from the ‘70s and ‘80s, you might want to go with The Trouser Press Record Guide, but if you’re a huge trivia buff and you’d like to know what day of the week Nick Lowe quit Brinsley Schwartz or when the Newtown Neurotics released their first single, then you should look into this.

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