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‘Pedophile’s Guide’ Author Tells The Smoking Gun: ‘I’ve Sold One Copy So Far’

The Smoking Gun has interviewed the author of The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure, a book that generated protests and boycott threats on Amazon. According to the interview, self-published author Phillip R Greaves 2nd said he suffered from “manic depression” and admitted: “I’ve sold one copy so far.”

Amazon sent a statement to TechCrunch this afternoon that said, in part: “Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable.”

Follow this link to read the complete interview. As of this 5:30 p.m. writing, 673 people had given the book a one-star rating and angry reviews. The book has also received the “boycott amazon” tag, a category urging boycott over 30 controversial books about topics ranging from dog fighting to Scientology. (Via Edward Champion)

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