Only Skin Deep
(Ophelia Press, New York, 1968)
New edition with foreword by James Grauerholz from iUniverse, Bloomington, Ind., 2011
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In 1968, under pressure from the De Gaulle regime and
encouraged by recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions, the
legendary French pornographer Maurice Girodias relocated
his famed Olympia Press from Paris to New York. The first titles published under the new Ophelia imprint included J.P. Donleavy's The Ginger Man, Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg's Candy, and Only Skin Deep, a hilarious satire on the genre by 24-year-old George Kimball.
"Only Skin Deep is a vicious and intolerable mockery of the
whole filth industry."
- Hunter S. Thompson
"The only book I've ever read that had sticky pages."
- Joe Flaherty