Jerry Stahl

Happy Mutant Baby Pills

Jerry Stahl

Talk: Happy Mutant Baby Pills

Jerry Stahl visited Google to talk about his novel, Happy Mutant Baby Pills.

Jerry Stahl

Jerry Stahl is the author of the narcotic memoir Permanent Midnight and Perv—a Love Story, both Los Angeles Times bestsellers, as well as the acclaimed novels Pain Killers, Plainclothes Naked, and I, Fatty. He has also written extensively for film and television.

Happy Mutant Baby Pills: A Novel

Lloyd has a particular set of skills. He writes the small print for prescription drugs, marital aids, and incontinence products. The clients present him with a list of possible side effects. His job is "to recite and minimize"—sometimes by just saying them really fast and other times by finding the language that can render them acceptable. The results are ingenious.

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