The Self-Devoted Friend by Marvin Cohen

Originally published in 1967, Marvin Cohen’s debut The Self-Devoted Friend has had a rebirth. Tough Poets Press has resurrected a now, out-of-print gem of the literary world with a new introduction from the author himself.

The Self-Devoted Friend is a totally original book. Drifting from normality to abnormality; it is funny, warm, surreal, beautifully absurd and totally dysfunctional in the best way possible.

It is a series of dialogues between the author and his friend; the latter being his “other self”, constantly chattering on every subject imaginable. It is a fantastically entertaining read, it allows the reader to languish in the linguistic feats that Marvin Cohen cooks up for us.

The book can be purchased on Amazon

For other titles check out the Tough Poet Press site.

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