“’The Devil and John Holmes’ has everything you could want in a magazine story: Sex, drugs, murder. A fourteen-inch penis. It had to be great. There was no other way. But here’s the secret. For all the freebasing and the blood, the satin bikini briefs and decorative human skulls, the porn and the binges and the deathbed confessions, ‘The Devil and John Holmes’ is a love story. At least it is in Sager’s hands.”
–Max Linsky, founding editor of Longform.org
On Amazon:The Devil and John Holmes
“In his audio commentary on the New Line DVD release of the classic movie Boogie Nights, P.T. Anderson cites as a major influence reporter Mike Sager’s article, ‘The Devil and John Holmes.’”
–Stephen Lemons, Salon.com
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“The wry and knowing Mike Sager has written a saucy and kinetic L.A. novel. Celebrity gets fully toasted in this engaging romp about show business and the clash of cultures high and low, where the talk is tough before the shooting starts. The spotlight, it seems, can sometimes be a very dark place.”
–Ron Carlson, author, Return to Oakpine, co-director, MFA Program in Fiction Writing, University of California, Irvine.
On Amazon:High Tolerance, A Novel
“Pleasantly surprised to have found this great new author. His character development is masterly and his writing as smooth as silk. When a big-hitting rap star-gone-record producer ends up with three rappers dead in his office, questions surface. The story is fast-paced and fun but with writing as important as Tolstoy’s. You get swept away in the story to the point you don’t want it to end. Highly readable, highly entertaining HIGH TOLERANCE will win you over to Mike Sager books once and for all.”
–Susan Wingate, Dialogue: Between the Lines
Listen to an excerpt from HIGH TOLERANCE: http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-audio-series-mike-sager.html
Listen to Sager’s LONGFORM PODCAST, interviewed by Max Linsky: http://longform.org/posts/longform-podcast-mike-sager
“High Tolerance is Something You Develop Over Time.” 30 Rules of Tolerance gleaned from the novel, as featured on Esquire.com.
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“Mike Sager writes with uncommon grace and, always, with respect for those who give him their time. His stories cut to the bone of our common humanity.”
–Paul Hendrickson, author of Seminary and Hemingway’s Boat
Featuring: Todd Marinovich, Paris Hilton, Bobby Jindal, Dana White, Vetville, Ugly, Big Balls Pete…and more.
On Amazon: Someone You’re Not
Listen to Sager on Ed Decker’s SORDID TALES PODCAST:
NEXT WAVE collects the work of today’s finest young writers– nineteen creative reporters whose work builds upon foundations laid by previous generations, dating back more than fifty years to John Hersey, Lillian Ross, Gay Talese, and Tom Wolfe. Naysayers predicted the decline of long-form journalism with the rise of the Internet. But NEXT WAVE is evidence that literary journalism is alive and well, and that artful craftsmanship will never go out of fashion. Each chapter includes a bio, personal essay, and an outstanding magazine or newspaper story from a different up-and-coming writer.
Click book at right to access Table of Contents/Selectees.
“This collection of pieces by Mike Sager is just brilliant– brave, written with soul and beauty, and unflinching in the depiction of a real America that needs to be revealed. Bravo to Sager for being one of the few writers left willing to do it.”
–Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights
On Amazon:Wounded Warriors
“Like his journalistic precursors Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson, Sager writes frenetic, off-kilter pop-sociological profiles of Americans in all their vulgarity and vitality. He writes with flair, but only in the service of an omnivorous curiosity. He defies expectations in pieces that lesser writers would play for satire or sensationalism… a Whitmanesque ode to teeming humanity’s mystical unity.”
–The New York Times Book Review
On Amazon:Revenge of the Donut Boys
“I can recognize the truth in these Sager stories– demoralizing tales about the darkest possible side of wretched humanity.”
–Hunter S. Thompson, author, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Now on Kindle: The eBook edition of Scary Monsters and Super Freaks, featuring the John Holmes story that inspired Boogie Nights and Wonderland. Also featuring : Janet Cooke, Rodney King, Rick James, Gary Condit, Rob Lowe, Eazy E, Veronica Guerin, and many more.
On Amazon:Scary Monsters and Super Freaks
“Sager studs his dark D.C. tale with sharp observations and an addictive neo-noir sensibility.”
– Publishers Weekly
On Amazon: Deviant Behavior, A Novel
Named a favorite novel with a journalist protagonist by the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
click here to see article: http://www.asjamonthly.org/2014/04/qa-steve-weinberg/
The Vince Neil Story. To Hell and Back with One of Rock’s Most Notorious Frontmen.
“Tattoos & Tequila the book (there’s an album of the same name) is compelling, not only because it contains many disgustingly fascinating details of how teenage boys behave when they become rock stars, but also because of its subject’s willingness to appear, well, the way he is.”– New York Magazine
A New York Times Bestseller
“A revealing tell all…a riveting read” –The Today Show
“A chronicle of a lifetime spent in the bung hole of unbridled self-indulgence. It might be hot and tight in there, but the smell is not so good sometimes.”
On Amazon:Tattoos & Tequila