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New book about ICP / Phish fans coming in June

You Don't Know Me book

We got an anonymous email from a Juggalo who found something interesting on Amazon.com.  A new book is coming out this June called “You Don’t Know Me, But You Don’t Like Me”, and its topic is Juggalos and Phish fans.  What does the author know about either fan base?  Well he actually works for the A.V. Club and has done extensive articles on the Gathering of the Juggalos.  The author’s name is Nathan Rabin, and while you may think this is going to be another public lambasting of us, it actually sounds like he’s going to give Juggalos and Phish fans their fair shake.  Here’s a description of the book:

When memoirist and head writer for The A.V. Club Nathan Rabin first set out to write about obsessed music fans, he had no idea the journey would take him to the deepest recesses of both the pop culture universe and his own mind. For two very curious years, Rabin, who Mindy Kaling called “smart and funny” in The New Yorker, hit the road with two of music’s most well-established fanbases: Phish’s hippie fans and Insane Clown Posse’s notorious “Juggalos.” Musically or style-wise, these two groups could not be more different from each other, and Rabin, admittedly, was a cynic about both bands. But once he gets deep below the surface, past the caricatures and into the essence of their collective cultures, he discovers that both groups have tapped into the human need for community. Rabin also grapples with his own mental well-being—he discovers that he is bipolar—and his journey is both a prism for cultural analysis and a deeply personal exploration, equal parts humor and heart.

If you want to get your hands on this, you can pre-order your copy for $12.65 by clicking right here.

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  1. sketchez

    sketchez

    Comment posted on Monday, February 4th, 2013 10:11 am GMT -5 at 10:11 am

    when is another decade down coming out?

  2. Juggaloco305

    Juggaloco305

    Comment posted on Monday, February 4th, 2013 10:18 am GMT -5 at 10:18 am

    is this the same book J mentioned at the last Gathering?

  3. JuggaloMike

    JuggaloMike

    Comment posted on Monday, February 4th, 2013 10:31 am GMT -5 at 10:31 am

    Sounds interesting, can’t wait to read it.

  4. scruffy

    scruffy

    Comment posted on Monday, February 4th, 2013 11:16 am GMT -5 at 11:16 am

    i used to read the onion back in college, a guy down the hall collected them. based on that, id expect this book to be at least somewhat entertaining.

  5. Violentdope

    Violentdope

    Comment posted on Monday, February 4th, 2013 02:40 pm GMT -5 at 2:40 pm

    sounds cool.Ill pick it up for sure.

  6. Miklo Velka

    Miklo Velka

    Comment posted on Monday, February 4th, 2013 04:35 pm GMT -5 at 4:35 pm

    Nathan Rabin is an excellent writer and film reviewer, he is also a Juggalo!! He attended the last couple of Gatherings, he wrote a review of last year’s Gathering that was really good, in that review he admitted he felt like he was moving on from his hardcore Juggalo Days. Like many others, he thought the 2012 Gathering wasn’t as much fun as previous Gatherings. Here is a link to his review of last year’s Gathering –

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/strange-times-at-the-2012-gathering-of-the-juggalo,83814/

    Should be a great book because he has seen our world from the inside.

  7. Lucem (Just An Asshole) Ferre

    Lucem Ferre

    Comment posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 02:23 am GMT -5 at 2:23 am

    Should include Bieber fans, they cut them selves for him.

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