The Devil’s Notebook is a riveting collection of wisdom, humor and dark observations by the founder of The Church of Satan, Anton LaVey. The High Priest speculates on such topics as nonconformity, occult faddism, erotic politics, the “Goodguy badge,” demoralization and the construction of artificial human companions. Like P.T. Barnum, Ben Hecht and H.L. Mencken before him, LaVey zeroes in on humankind’s limitless capacity for self-deceit and self-denial. Included are instructions for the creation of what LaVey terms “total environments,” or places of magical evocation, where the enlightened may escape the deleterious effects of contemporary existence.