Fayner Posts: Allan MacDonell was my boss, actually he was a lot of people’s boss, in my impressional years over yonder at Hustler. Along with HEVG Editor Mike Albo, Allan helped shape me into the glowing creative magician you read now. Because of this, I suggest you throw a tomato at him if you ever see him. Well, Allan got fired a couple of years ago and apparently ain’t too happy ’bout it. I suggest you read all about it when it finally comes out.

No word yet if there’s mention of my famous Hustler layout with Jewel De’Nyle in the book as one of Allan’s final creative victories inside the cold, dark LFP walls.

I for one wish Allan the best of luck, even though it was he who helped me get a start in porno.

What a fucking bastard, right????


Prisoner of X

20 Years in the Hole at Hustler Magazine

Allan MacDonell

Prisoner of X is a savagely funny odyssey through the bizarro world of Larry Flynt’s cracker-rich, X-rated empire.

During his tenure in the Hustler trenches, punk-rock dropout Allan MacDonell ascends from entry-level comma-catcher to editorial overlord of the unseemly offerings at Larry Flynt Publications. Here’s the inside story of running America’s most influential porn domain.

A professional career of evaluating countless skin photos, taking XXX field trips, mastering “fully erect” film criticism, and enduring creepy inter-office schemers suddenly launches MacDonell into national politics when Larry Flynt opens his wallet to impact the impeachment proceedings against President William Jefferson Clinton. MacDonell reveals the backside of his prominent role in tricking right-wing Speaker-elect Bob Livingston into resigning from Congress.

Prisoner of X is a wildly entertaining memoir about climbing the bent and fearsome masthead of an infamous magazine, and the bittersweet reward of publicly crossing its hillbilly Caesar. Cover artist Daniel Clowes is the celebrated cartoonist and screenwriter of Ghost World and Art School Confidential.


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