Mojo Nixon's suggested reading list to get inspired and corrupted just like him.
(updated, full list and all in one spot)

Redneck Words of Wisdom: Real-life Expressions, Advice, Commentary, and Observations from Some of the Smartest People Around . . . Rednecks - Jaimie Muehlhausen
On the Road - Jack Kerouac
The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me (Twentieth-Century Classics) - Richard Farina and Thomas Pynchon
Any Tom Wolfe Books
Hell's Angels - Hunter S Thompson
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson
Steal This Book - Abbie Hoffman
The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan - Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson
Philip K Dick
Raymond Chandler and Kinky Friedman
Nick Tosches
The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice - Greil Marcus
Mumbo Jumbo - Ishmail Reed
Another Roadside Attraction - Tom Robbins

Reading List

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