Broke-Ass Porn: Books

Once a week we present Broke-Ass Porn.  It’s visually stimulating material for the financially impaired.  If this shit doesn’t get you going, you’re not as broke as you thought:

I’m a person of minor obsessions.  I mean, I’m not the kind of cat who has every song ever created by The Grateful Dead, but when I find something I like, I get pretty into it for a little while.  Right now my two obsessions are Law and Order (any of them really but SVU is my favorite) and Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles.  In the past two weeks I’ve read Interview with a Vampire and the Vampire Lestat.  Now I’m already diving pretty deeply into The Queen of the Damned (which is fucking EXCELLENT so far).  At least this is one of my healthier obsessions, unlike my obsession with trying to find the rumored midget hooker in the Tenderloin (I’ve heard that when a car pulls up she hollers “Half-Price!!”.  I’m not kidding).

But back to books.  They might be the ultimate Broke-Ass Porn…wait actually this is, but books are the attainable kind of Broke-Ass Porn.  First of all, they are FREE (this  crazy place called the library lets you borrow them) and secondly they can be all consuming, so that you don’t even want to go out and spend money.  For example, I’m a bit hungover today (surprise, surprise)  so instead of doing something like shopping for Hanukkah presents, I’m gonna lay around on the couch and read.  That shit is fucking FREE!!  If that’s not sexy, I don’t know what the hell is.

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Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap

I've been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York, but to those familiar with my work, I'm just "that douchebag who writes books about cheap stuff and drinks a lot".
  • Laura S – Spendthrift Scribe

    Great book, terrible terrible movie, no shocker there I guess

  • Jake

    The ‘Half-Price’ hooker’s name is Lucky Charm.
    I’ve never seen her either, but all my bartender friends in that area tell me she is not another Nessie, Bigfoot or G-spot…she actually exists.

  • http://brokeassstuart.com Broke-Ass Stuart – Editor In Cheap

    REALLY?? That’s fucking amazing! Does she really say “half Price?”