"An intriguing collection of fiction and essays by some of the more interesting voices from the San Francisco/Los Angeles axis. It stands out as an important collection of observations of our contemporary society." --Factsheet Five
"A positive tome with a collective concept. It's not often the music world can reach outside itself and produce something of as much worth as this." --Music from the Empty Quarter
"This is a great collection of essays and fiction about the issues facing North American at the end of the 20th century. Anybody living in this day and age needs this book." --Cyber-Psychos A.O. D.
"This book analyzes how we North Americans live in the most affluent nations on Earth, but are the poorest in soul. The contributing writers expose our culture for what it is: a media-controlled fishbowl." --Maximum Rock'n'Roll
From the Back Cover
This provocative collection of essays, short fiction, and artwork by both Americans and Canadians confronts the issues facing North America at the end of the 20th century. From Martha Allard bringing Christmas to a crack house to Jello Biafra's solution to deforestation and pollution; from Mark Lo's meditation on ethnic identity to Deborah Jaffe's fantasy of domination and control; from confronting homophobia to dodging drive-by shootings to the human need to form tribes: these authors demand freedom of thought, freedom to speak, and freedom to choose their own identities.