Lisa Crystal Carver (also known as Lisa Suckdog) was born in New Hampshire. During the 1990s she performed with the exhibitionistic performance art troupe Suckdog, and began publishing the zine Rollerderby, which focused on interviews with her heroes and friends. She also produced the one-shot Generation L, which documented her consciously retro philosophy of life. After Rollerderby became a crossover success, Carver was profiled in Utne Reader and later pursued a professional writing career.
Rollerderby: The Book compiles articles from the zine. Dancing Queen: a Lusty Look at the American Dream is a collection of autobiographical essays; the recent Drugs Are Nice documents the fallout from Carver's hedonistic lifestyle.
In the 1990s Lisa had a relationship with the French performance artist Costes. She was then married to the writer and musician Boyd Rice, with whom she had a son named Wolfgang. They have since divorced.
Carver has contributed to Nerve and numerous other mainstream publications. Recently, she toured alternative bookstores in support of Drugs Are Nice.
- Rollerderby: The Book, Feral House, 1996
- Dancing Queen: The Lusty Adventures of Lisa Crystal Carver, Henry Holt and Company, 1996
- The Lisa Diaries: Four Years in the Sex Life of Lisa Carver and Company, Black Books, 2002
- Drugs Are Nice: A Post-punk Memoir, Soft Skull Press, 2005
- Drugs Are Nice: A Suckumentary 1988-2005, Nut Music, 2005