The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il, from Reason Contributor Michael Malice

Reason contributor and celebrity memoir collaborator Michael Malice (Made in America with Ultimate Figher Matt Hughes and I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up with comedian D.L. Hughley, among others) was inspired by his visit to North Korea, which he wrote about for us in our Aug./Sept. 2013 issue, to produce an "unauthorized autobiography" of North Korea's late Dear Leader Kim Jong Il, Dear Reader.

That book is out now.

While a lot of the tyranny of North Korea reads like a dark humor comic opera to us--and the idea of an "unauthorized autobiography" is funny--Malice has a serious intent behind the apparent comedy: to get inside the nearly unspeakable evil of North Korean government in a way no other method could.

I wrote about Harvey Pekar's graphic novel biography of Malice, Ego and Hubris, back in 2006. 

Malice did a Reddit "ask me anything" yesterday on this book and other things.

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  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Reason contributor and celebrity memoir collaborator (Made in America with Ultimate Figher Matt Hughes and I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up with comedian D.L. Hughley, among others) was inspired by his visit to North Korea, which he wrote about for us in our Aug./Sept. 2013 issue, to produce an "unauthorized autobiography" of North Korea's late Dear Leader Kim Jong Il, Dear Reader.

    Clunky as shit, and you forgot to include who wrote the book. Do over.

  • GILMORE||

    Its *Friday*, man.

    aka "18 hours into the weekly editors-coke-and-whores-binge". They come rolling in sometime later Fri afternoon and post some really incoherent angry shit and then vanish for the weekend.

    Friday is when they let the interns mind the store. And as we all know, those kids can barely speak *English* without spell-check. Do your best to interpret what makes it past them.

  • GILMORE||

    "Dear Reader"

    I raffed

  • AlexInCT||

    Did he confirm that he told Hans Blixs to stop breaking his balls and then fed em to the sharks, or did I get that wrong?

  • GILMORE||

    That was his FATHER, dude.

  • GILMORE||

    oh, wait, fuck.

    Ok you got me.

  • RishJoMo||

    Sometimes man, you jsut have to roll with the puinches dude.

    www.AnonStuffz.tk

  • GILMORE||

    Anonbot.... come on. please. *we're* more consistent than you. There's something sad about that.

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