Penelope Ashe

Penelope Ashe

Mike McGrady (1933–2012) was a columnist and author best known for organizing one of the most famous literary hoaxes of the twentieth century with Naked Came the Stranger (1969). He joined Newsday in 1962 after a stint in the army. Inspired by the success of steamy bestsellers like Valley of the Dolls, McGrady challenged his fellow Newsday reporters to write a book so smutty and badly written that it would become a surefire hit. Two dozen writers contributed scenes and published Naked Came the Stranger under the penname Penelope Ashe. 

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