‘The Hell’s Angels Letters’ – the Gonzo Today review

In case you missed it, there's a Gonzo Today review of The Hell's Angels Letters Letters by Kyle K. Mann, Editor-in-Chief. It opens like this: This is a big book, literally and figuratively. The short version: The Hell’s Angels Letters is a must-have text for any Hunter S. Thompson fan. Lavishly documented and illustrated with the actual correspondence that led to the publication of his breakthrough literary effort, ‘Hell’s Angels,’ this coffee-table book literally shows how HST boot-strappe...
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“Beatdom”Review in – THE “HELL’S ANGELS” LETTERS

Hunter Thompson Letters book cover
THE HELL’S ANGELS LETTERS: HUNTER S. THOMPSON, MARGARET HARRELL AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC – Margaret Harrell 9 x 12 PB ∙ 298 Pgs ∙ $60.00 ∙ ISBN 978-1-60052-167-6 IN COLOR Collaborator: Ron Whitehead Book available to Order HERE Beatdom review by the serious critic and publisher David Wills Finding the truth amidst the Gonzo madness of Hunter Thompson’s life story is not easy. He was an incorrigible self-mythologiser and the books about him tend to incorporate many of h...
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Once upon a Time a Dancer – “The ‘Hell’s Angels’ Letters”

The collage was made by Geoffrey Smith in  Belgium in 2000 or 2001. We sat there in his apartment as he started building my first website (he was a friend and an Oracle expert). So I laid out photos and he said, Ah. Have to use this. It was a Fred Astaire of Park Avenue, New York, photo of me with my legs wrapped around my professional male partner's waist. He was holding on to me only by his thumbs! And I was like the masthead of a ship. It was for a competition. I had characteristically kept t...
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On How I Came to Write the Revised Edition of KTQ! IV: Ancient Secrets Revealed

To keep my inspiration and sense of connection to Source, I am most drawn to knowledge from something larger than my current state; inspiration from my awareness, which speaks in spurts, whispers unknowns, speculates in large, outrageous ways as it gives me insights, brings potential to my attention. Surfaces. Fortunately, I discovered there was more of myself. After exhaustively covering much of my life, I had not peered closely enough into the 1990s, that grand period when my life was prett...
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Hunter Thompson and Playboy – Rejections

Marty Flynn has, as usual, outdone himself with a story about Hunter Thompson's Playboy writings and interviews. Click here to go there. However, I wanted to add a different facet: his rejections. You can read about some of them in Keep This Quiet! and Keep THIS Quiet Too! For instance, the hilarious experience with the Alpine skier turned advertiser Jean-Claude Killy and the observations Hunter drew in the rejected Killy article. But his Playboy rejections started as early on as Hell's Angels. ...
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Media

I was very lucky to be in a number of podcast interviews, art exhibits, YouTube events - and would like very much to preserve the links on one page so that it's easy to click on them and go to the related posts or urls. Below are some of the 2016 - 2020 events and YouTube presentations:MUSIC TRAILERS – the Keep This Quiet! seriesMusic Trailers for the Keep This Quiet! series.  These are short music pieces and drawings by Belgian poet Jan Mensaert, my onetime husband, that I particularly li...
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Midwest Book Review – Keep This Quiet! IV

Midwest Book Review, that stalwart supporter of independent presses for years, has reviewed all four books of the Keep This Quiet! series - very positively. Just today the newest review came in. The new commentary is in the second paragraph - where the reviewer finds the book "an inherently fascinating, engaging thought-provoking, and consistently compelling read from beginning to end." Check it out. I am most grateful! Bethany's Bookshelf Synopsis: In "Keep This Quiet!: More Initia...
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EXCERPT: Willy Vanluyten – Keep This Quiet! III & IV

Willy Vanluyten, my fifteen-years-younger boyfriend from 1987 to 1991, died suddenly in 1991, at just under 35 years old. Everything around the death was spooky, and the apartment I had lived in with him was more spooky afterwards. Keep This Quiet! III introduces Willy, and the story is carried forward in KTQ! IV. Willy had a short life. He made his livelihood as a truck driver. But he was quite unordinary.  Here is how he entered KTQ! III. He was Flemish. This scene takes place in Tienen, Belgi...
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