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Pathetic Life

Doug Holland, Pathetic Life

Age: 40

Selection: "Pathetic Doug: Babysitter" (page 167)

Recent review (from FaT GiRL): "Doug's unapologetic living and disclosure of the personal (beware if you have a thing about bodily fluids) and most of all, his witty writing style, alternately pain me and make me laugh out loud."

Sample: No longer available. But an anthology may be on the way.



When did you launch your zine? What inspired you to do so?
Because I had no friends, nothing better to do, nothing interesting to write about. So I wrote about my life. And now, a couple years later, most of the characters in the zine are people I'd never have known without my public diary to provide the introductions. There's Judith, my housemate; Jay, my boss; Bill, my other boss; Josh, my friend; Sarah-Katherine, my almost-girlfriend....all these characters are more came into my life the same way you did, by sending three bucks for the zine.

Why publish a zine?
If you don't do a zine, you should.

Have you published any other zines?
Zine World, a zine of zine reviews (now A Reader's Guide to the Underground Press). It's $3 cash from P.O. Box 330156, Murfreesboro, TN 37133.

Any general tips for aspiring zinesters?
I'm coming up blank on this one.

What's your favorite part of doing a zine?
Licking the stamps.

In my other life, I'm a:
Fat slob. I have no other life.

Ass Shaver


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