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My favorite illicit reading experience: reading Matt Groening’s Life in Hell anthology and B. Kliban’s Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head, Whack Your Porcupine, and Tiny Footprints as a not-quite-teenager. These books were kindly donated from my dad’s collection to his cartoon-loving son. They were full of adult content: naked people, naked rabbits, political and cultural satire, and a subtle but pervasive anti-authority perspective. They still occupy a prominent place on my bookshelf - just barely out of the reach of small children.