Diverse discounts

Having restored the seven books of poetry with which I am at least partly content, I discounted the fuckers by 20% for an undisclosed length of time too.

So buy one or more of these cheap, if you want. I promise to spend any profits on hard drugs.

nobody wants to go to heaven but everybody wants to die

Things the Dead Say

of desire & the lesion that is the ego

Zara & the Ghost of Gertrude

passion is dead flesh (chapbook)

of desire & the desert

too much human (chapbook)


Black Editions

& here at Michael Mc Aloran’s Black Editions Press are two chapbooks & a full length.

These three, together with the four full lengths at Oneiros Books mentioned in the previous post, are the only works by me of which I partly approve, & I hope that they do not suck too grotesquely. I shall not promote them more after this, but feel that they have a right to exist even if this blog is now more for promoting collaborative work with Jennifer.

Oneiros Books

Here is the homepage of Oneiros Books at Paraphilia Magazine. There are four books by me there. They were previously retired, but I just restored them all. Soon to be restoring the two chapbooks and one full length that are at Black Editions.

The reason for this restoration is reading them, comparing them with works by others, and noting that they aren’t that fucking dreadful. The novels will not be restored; they suck too much for that.

I shall, however, only be publishing in the future collaboratively with Jennifer, with whom I am well pleased.

A setback for patriarchy

Amazon have remedied the patriarchal inequality, but David is still Daddy.

Here are the books. First the collaborative, by Jennifer S. Chesler & David McLean:

Anterior Suicide & Other Tragicomedies.

The Philosophy of Extremism.

Then by David McLean on his own:

Poems for Jennifer.

Two of these are available as e-books, not with Apple though 🙂



Yay censorship

Amazon get all sexist

Originally, Amazon posted our collaborative works as being written by David McLean alone. We complained about this, explaining that we were co-authors, as the description provided makes perfectly clear.. Now they have, as you shall see at the links, decided, in their infinite wisdom, to credit me as author & Jennifer S. Chesler as contributor. Maybe contributing by making coffee? WTF?

The Philosophy of Extremism.

Anterior suicide & Other Tragicomedies.

Correctly attributed, however, is my book about Jennifer:

Poems for Jennifer.



pfj ebook cover

Philosophy of Extremism e-book

I forgot to note earlier that The Philosophy of Extremism, a book by Jennifer S. Chesler & me, is also out as e-book at this link. One picture is the cover, the other is high praise indeed from Apple. Directly below is what my wife Jennifer says about it.

This gem of a book playfully explores extremism, a philosophy by which I, Chesler, have lived for most of my life. It explores literary extremism, gives examples, tells the truth about why prostitutes have no breast milk left come feeding time and other such conundrums. Also included are transcripts of real-life situations that McLean and Chesler find to be titillating examples of extremism. McLean shines as he describes philosophical extremism, spiritual extremism, Lyotard and Artaud. A must read for both simple and sophisticated minds.”

(I love her very much.)

extremism e book cover


Yay censorship

Censored! Yay!

Jennifer says that we have been longing for angry responses. Finally! a dream come true. Today we received this, long overdue:

Notice from Apple:

Prohibited Explicit or Objectionable Content (Informational)
This book contains prohibited explicit or objectionable content, which cannot be accepted on iBooks. Prohibited explicit or objectionable content includes but is not limited to:

1. Depiction (photo or drawing) of a child in a sexual situation, even without contact.

2. Photographs of penetrative sex, oral/genital contact, or genitals.

3. Textual encouragement to commit a crime (e.g. books supporting, encouraging or defending rape, pedophilia, incest, or bestiality or books detailing how to commit a sexual crime).

4. Photographic content intended for the sole purpose of sexual arousal.

5. Excessively objectionable or crude content.

This was about The Philosophy of Extremism. We do not feel that the book contained anything but material that was, morally speaking, in ship shop shape.

I think it was number five got us 😀😎 
Anyway, we were accepted by Nook & Kobo.