In addition to writing books and music, Bob Ostertag has an advanced yoga practice developed over nearly thirty years.
A Home Yoga Companion is a simple how-to manual for developing a home yoga practice. The book takes on yoga using the same tools Ostertag has used in music and all his other writing: challenging authority, demystifying power, and democratizing knowledge. With the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, Bob has rushed the book to completion and is offering it as a free internet download — a modest but hopefully helpful contribution to the crisis.
Books by Bob Ostertag
New essays on garbage, smartphones, pornography, DJs, artificial intelligence, migration, dancing, and climate change. Publication in the fall of 2020 on PM Press.
Rethinking identity and activism in the pharmaceutical age. University of Massachusetts Press, 2016
Co-authored with Jane McAlevey. Named by The Nation magazine as Most Valuable Book of 2012. New York: Verso, 2012
“The Underground Press: A History” Bob Ostertag provides the historical introduction to Geoff Kaplan’s Power to the People. University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Luminous essays on the nexus of music, politics, and technology. University of Illinois Press, 2009
A history of radical journalism in America. Beacon Press, 2006.
Jonathan Swift for the Jackass generation. Published anonymously as the Yes Men, co-authored with Mike Bonano and Andy Bichlbaum. Disinformation Press, 2004