From Uncle Fester’s 2005 Loompanics interview:
When I was in college I was an avid reader of “the underground press.” There were books by guys going under the name of “Dr. Atomic” and other pseudonyms, which fascinated me to no end, but I was always disappointed in the depth and accuracy of the presentation. “I can do better than this,” I told myself… Some years later I fell into the hands of Johnny Law because I had been brewing meth for too long and had made too easy a target of myself.
Doing time was mostly a very boring and wasteful experience, but one day Barbara Walters came onto my jailhouse TV screen wailing and spitting into the camera about what she termed “terrorist publishers.” She was all worked up about those underground press books I used to read in college. I knew it was my duty to twist her panties even tighter, so I had a guy down the cellblock pass me his typewriter, and in the next few months cranked out the first edition of Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture. I sent the manuscript to Loompanics, and the rest is history.
Now in its eighth edition, Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture is a classic of underground chemistry, and a rollicking good read to boot. If the government had the power to ban books, this would be at the top of the list. Order your copy today!