Sex Sells Books. Well, Back Then It Did.
The book Naked Came the Stranger was a literary hoax perpetrated by a number of prominent journalists in 1969. The project was conceived by Mike McGrady, a well-known Newsday columnist, who assembled twenty-four journalists to write a deliberately terrible book with a lot of sex, to illustrate the point that popular American literary culture had become mindlessly vulgar.
All I have to say is it figures Lyle Stuart published it. Stuart was at one point nearly a fixture on the old Long John Nebel radio show during the mid-1970s. Lyle Stuart would publish and publicize nearly anything.
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