Facebooking the Anthropocene in Raja Ampat: Technics and Civilisation in the 21st Century
New essays on garbage, smartphones, pornography, DJs, artificial intelligence, migration, dancing, and climate change. Publication in the fall of 2020 on PM Press.
Books by Bob Ostertag
A Home Yoga Companion
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.
Sex Science Self: A Social History of Estrogen, Testosterone, and Identity
Rethinking identity and activism in the pharmaceutical age. University of Massachusetts Press, 2016
Raising Expectations (And Raising Hell)
Co-authored with Jane McAlevey. Named by The Nation magazine as Most Valuable Book of 2012. New York: Verso, 2012
The Graphic Design of the Radical Press and the Rise of the Counter-Culture 1964-1967
“The Underground Press: A History” Bob Ostertag provides the historical introduction to Geoff Kaplan’s Power to the People. University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Creative Life: Music, Politics, People, and Machines
Luminous essays on the nexus of music, politics, and technology. University of Illinois Press, 2009
People’s Movements, People’s Press : The Journalism of Social Justice Movements
A history of radical journalism in America. Beacon Press, 2006.
The Yes Men: The True Story of the End of the World Trade Organization
Jonathan Swift for the Jackass generation. Published anonymously as the Yes Men, co-authored with Mike Bonano and Andy Bichlbaum. Disinformation Press, 2004
Ostertag Huffington Post
From 2011-2017, Bob Ostertag wrote a widely read blog on the Huffington Post.