“As I was threading the noose around my head, I couldn’t help but relax. Probably for the first time in my entire life.”
Everything Fun is Illegal or Immoral is a collection of over 50 of Charlie Chitty’s best poems, touching on Internet culture, drinking, the mundanity of modern life, and more. With cutting wit and a wry perspective, Chitty gives voice to the foibles of modern society, the chaos of the news, and the joy of being loved by our families, friends, and pets.
“Charlie Chitty is a writer of great diversity. He is a rising star on the writing scene thanks to his powerful and popular short stories and verse.” — Cheltenham Poetry Festival
“Charlie Chitty has enough sense of humor and stylistic range for a dozen different writers that it’s easy to overlook what a quintessentially sardonic and damning cultural observer he is. Everything Fun is Illegal or Immoral is as much a lampooning of performative self-importance as it is an intimate and humane act of self-introspection. When there’s nothing you can’t do, you do it all. Chitty embodies lust for life in a world that backhands all sincerity. Here is your medicine. It tickles and it burns.” — Manuel Marrero, author of Thousands of Lies and Not Yet
“Told with trademark British wit and charm, Charlie Chitty’s poetry chapbook couples sadness with humor, defeat with resilience, and the supposed apocalypse of 2020 with faith in the regenerative power of creation. At once a clear-eyed look at the mental maze that is hyper-modernity, as well as a fantastical interpretation of several literary genres, Mr. Chitty’s work is an excellent addition to the growing corpus of underground and populist lit written during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. I enjoyed it so much that I coughed.” — Benjamin Welton, author of Sick Inside the Citadel and PANIC
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