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LAist Interview: Tucker Max at SXSW

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Tucker Max spoke yesterday here at SXSW on a panel called "Turning Your Blog Into A Book" where he explained the success of his website and how it landed him, first a book deal with a $7,500 advance, and once his book "I Hope They Sell Beer In Hell" spent a fortnight on the NY Times Best Seller's List, a new book deal worth $300k.

So not only were we all ears, but we were lucky enough to sit down and talk to him about a variety of topics from the rule-breaking coolness of The Best Page In The Universe to how you score chicks despite having a blog that talks about all the chicks you nail.

We must admit that before we met him we underestimated Mr. Max as just being another bragging frat boy, or a poor man's Dane Cook / Tom Leykis, but after hearing him talk and sharing a beer with him, we're now on the bandwagon.

He's definitely not someone who appeals to more refined or sensitive tastes, but if you appreciate brutal honesty and sophomoric humor and laugh at things you see on College Humor, you will probably get a kick out of the guy who banged Miss Vermont, wrote about it, and got sued.

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Tucker's blog + Tucker's message board + Tucker's book (fucker's #393 in Amazon's book rankings despite the book being over a year old)