I A, Me-ist Or The Portable Board Book
I, A-Meist is the first compilation of Mykel Board's Columns for Maximum Rock N Roll, the monthly bible of the international underground punk community. 53 Columns from 1985 to 2000. Contains a foreword by Ben Weasel.
"Mykel Board is a professional. When he writes a column, he ’s not playing around to try to piss you off; he simply believes in what he’s saying so intensely that it’s bound to piss you off. He’s willing to take a punch in the mouth for stating his opinions. And when he does get punched in the mouth (and it’s happened), he doesn’t shut up. He continues to write his column every month. He keeps insisting that people should stop acting like fools. He urges us to live our lives to the fullest. And he does it through personal anecdotes as much as he does it through almost scholarly, logic-based arguments."
-Ben Weasel -Columnist and Lead Singer of Screeching Weasel
"Not only do I consider Mykel Board to be one of the greatest writers and philosophers of the punk generation, I can honestly say that I have been reading his columns during most of the craps of my adult life. Now that's a lot of shit."
-Fat Mike -NOFX/Fat Wreck Chords
"I never really knew what to make of Mykel's work, but somewhere in there, buried in all of his boasts and bangs, was a punk rocker yelling... 'What the fuck?!', and that was the question we were all asking."
-Ian McKaye -Fugazi/Minor Threat/Dischord
"I’ve never known anyone with such a gift for and commitment to annoying people. No one is neutral about this man. There are so many people I’d like to lock in a room with him and throw away the key. If you’re even reading this you probably deserve what this book has in store.
-Jello Biafra -Singer of the Dead Kennedys and performs Spoken Word tours.