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    Dangerous Reads

    When it comes to book publishing, Mike Hoy has only two
    criteria: ‘One, we have to be able to read it, and, two, we have to
    be able to not stop reading it.’ As a result, Hoy’s company,
    Loompanics Unlimited, houses a collection of some of America’s most
    unorthodox reads, writes Caleb O. Brown in a recent Snitch
    report. Hoy has come under fire for publishing such controversial
    titles as Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture and
    Be Your Own Undertaker: How to Dispose of a Dead Body.
    When NPR host Bob Garfield asked Hoy to explain how Loompanics
    could sell such a ‘disgraceful’ work as Conversations With a
    Pedophile
    , Hoy retorted, ‘I believe this book was published by
    HarperCollins. Are you going to call HarperCollins up and harangue
    them for assisting pedophiles?’ Ultimately, Hoy makes no apologies
    for exercising his Constitutional right to ensure that publications
    ‘from the lunatic fringe of the libertarian movement’ are
    ‘available and in print.’
    Erin Ferdinand

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    Published on Oct 9, 2007

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