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My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir

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My Father, the Pornographer A Memoir

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by Chris Offutt (Goodreads Author)


After inheriting 400 novels of pornography written by his father in the 1970s and ‘80s, critically acclaimed author Chris Offutt sets out to make sense of a complicated father-son relationship in this carefully observed, beautifully written memoir.
When Andrew Offutt died, his son, Chris, inherited a desk, a rifle, and eighteen hundred pounds of pornographic fiction. Andrew had been considered the “king of twentieth-century smut,” with a writing career that began as a strategy to pay for his son’s orthodontic needs and soon took on a life of its own, peaking during the 1970s when the commercial popularity of the erotic novel reached its height.

With his dutiful wife serving as typist, Andrew wrote from their home in the Kentucky hills, locked away in an office no one dared intrude upon. In this fashion he wrote more than four hundred novels, including pirate porn, ghost porn, zombie porn, and secret agent porn. The more he wrote, the more intense his ambition became and the more difficult it was for his children to be part of his world.

Over the long summer of 2013, Chris returned to his hometown to help his widowed mother move out of his childhood home. As he began to examine his father’s manuscripts and memorabilia, journals, and letters, he realized he finally had an opportunity to gain insight into the difficult, mercurial, sometimes cruel man he’d loved and feared in equal measure. Only in his father’s absence could he truly make sense of the man and his legacy.

In My Father, the Pornographer, Offutt takes us on the journey with him, reading his father’s prodigious literary output as both a critic and as a son seeking answers. This is a book about the life of a working writer who supports his family solely by the output of his typewriter; it’s about the awful psychic burdens one generation unthinkingly passes along to the next; and it’s about growing up in the Appalachian hills with a pack of fearless boys riding bicycles through the woods, happy and free.


Hardcover, 272 pages
Published : February 9th 2016 by Atria Books
ISBN : 1501112465 (ISBN13: 9781501112461)


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My Father, the Pornographer : A Memoir


Author is : Chris Offutt
Publisher is : Simon and Schuster
release : 2017-04-11
genre : Biography & Autobiography
isbn_10 : 1501112473
isbn_13 : 9781501112478

My Father, the Pornographer : A Memoir


Author is : Chris Offutt
Publisher is : Simon and Schuster
release : 2016-02-09
genre : Biography & Autobiography
isbn_10 : 1501112465
isbn_13 : 9781501112461

My Father, the Pornographer : A Memoir


Author is : Chris Offutt
Publisher is : Simon and Schuster
release : 2016-02-09
genre : Biography & Autobiography
isbn_10 : 1501112481
isbn_13 : 9781501112485

The Pornographer's Daughter : A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat


Author is : Kristin Battista-Frazee
Publisher is : Simon and Schuster
release : 2014-09-30
genre : Biography & Autobiography
isbn_10 : 1632200910
isbn_13 : 9781632200914

No Heroes : A Memoir of Coming Home


Author is : Chris Offutt
Publisher is : Simon and Schuster
release : 2016-02-16
genre : Biography & Autobiography
isbn_10 : 1501150367
isbn_13 : 9781501150364

Out of the Woods : Stories


Author is : Chris Offutt
Publisher is : Simon and Schuster
release : 2016-02-16
genre : Fiction
isbn_10 : 1439129304
isbn_13 : 9781439129302

The Good Brother : A Novel


Author is : Chris Offutt
Publisher is : Simon and Schuster
release : 2016-02-16
genre : Fiction
isbn_10 : 1439129991
isbn_13 : 9781439129999

The Same River Twice : A Memoir


Author is : Chris Offutt
Publisher is : Simon and Schuster
release : 2016-02-16
genre : Biography & Autobiography
isbn_10 : 1439129193
isbn_13 : 9781439129197

Kentucky Straight : Stories


Author is : Chris Offutt
Publisher is : Vintage
release : 2011-04-13
genre : Fiction
isbn_10 : 0307791815
isbn_13 : 9780307791818

I Am Jennie :


Author is : Jennie Ketcham
Publisher is : Simon and Schuster
release : 2012-07-10
genre : Biography & Autobiography
isbn_10 : 1451644760
isbn_13 : 9781451644760

The Princess of 42nd Street : Surviving My Childhood as the Daughter of Times Square’s King of Porn


Author is : Romola Hodas
Publisher is : Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
release : 2018-09-06
genre : Biography & Autobiography
isbn_10 : 1626014728
isbn_13 : 9781626014725

Country Dark :


Author is : Chris Offutt
Publisher is : Thorndike Press Large Print
release : 2018-05-02
genre : FICTION
isbn_10 : 9781432850876
isbn_13 : 1432850873

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