WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH! is the first men’s adventure magazine (MAM) story anthology in the Men’s Adventure Library book series and one of only two not available in print-on-demand format on Amazon. Brand new copies are only available here or via our eBay listings. The copies you see on Amazon are either used or way too expensive, since they’re ordered from us an resold.
WEASELS is a 6″x9″ paperback featuring 25 classic MAM stories, including stories by writers who later became famous, such as Lawrence Block, Harlan Ellison, Bruce Jay Friedman, Robert Silverberg and Walter Wager. It’s 436 pages long, illuminated with intros about the authors, artists and magazines and an interview with Mario Puzo, who worked for men’s adventure magazines before THE GODFATHER made him famous. It’s illustrated with black-and-white cover scans, interior scans and examples of classic ads from vintage men’s adventure magazines. You can see an extensive preview by clicking this link.
From the jungles to the deserts to the mean city streets, the men’s adventure magazines of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s — pulpy periodicals like REAL MEN, MALE, MAN’S LIFE, TRUE MEN STORIES, UNTAMED, EXOTIC ADVENTURES and GUSTO — left no male fantasy or interest unexplored. War stories, exotic adventure yarns, “true, first-hand” accounts of white-knuckle clashes between man and beast, and spicy tales of sadistic frauleins and tropical white queens hungry for companionship … topped off with salacious exposés of then-shocking subjects like free love, the Beat Generation, homosexuality, LSD and the secret horniness hidden in calypso lyrics.
One of the stories included is the actual story “Weasels Ripped My Flesh!” from the September 1956 issue MAN’S LIFE — the title Frank Zappa made famous by using it for an album title in 1970.
Writers Josh Alan Friedman (TALES OF TIMES SQUARE, BLACK CRACKER) and Wyatt Doyle (THE LAST COLORING BOOK, BE ITALIAN) join MAM collector and historian Robert Deis (Editor of MensPulpMags.com and co-editor of the Men’s Adventure Library series and MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY) for a guided safari through a jaw-dropping collection of classic men’s adventure magazine stories.
Packed with pulp fiction created by writers who later went on to greater fame, sensational illustrations by masters of men’s pulp art and wacky ads taken from the magazines’ back pages, Weasels Ripped My Flesh! is your passport to a gonzo world where every dame was a femme fatale or a scantily-clad damsel in distress and manly men fought small mammals bare-handed.
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