LAUNCH Details – July 16-18 – The Hells Angels LIMITED EDITION – San Francisco and streaming

Canessa Gallery  - click to see the beautiful interior Limited Edition of 125 The Hell's Angels Letters: Hunter S. Thomson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic The month of July in the Canessa Gallery, San Francisco   MAIN EVENTS—Pacific Coast Time: Friday evening, July 16—7 p.m. A 45-minute Zoom talk by Tim Denevi discussing Hunter's development and growth as a writer during the time he wrote the Hell's Angels article and the book. Followed by 15–30 minute...
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Hunter Thompson at Canessa Gallery San Francisco July 2021

Canessa Gallery which recently celebrated its 50th birthday, is hosting the Launch of the hard cover deluxe edition of The Hell's Angels Letters: Hunter S. Thompson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic all during the month of July! Coming soon! If you are in San Francisco, drop by and see the exhibit. The live events I will participate in, and Ron Whitehead and Grant Goodwine will occur during the week of July 15 - 19, with a grand crescendo, I expect, on July 18, Hunter's ...
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Las Vegas Book Festival – Hunter Thompson panel

Watch this panel at 10 p.m. - 11:15 p.m. October 23rd Las Vegas time or watch it later online at the Las Vegas Book Festival. It's very lively and fun, with panelists - besides me - Juan F. Thompson, Tim Denevi, and Rory Patrick Feehan. And tell me what you think! An honor to participate.    
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Wash Post Review of “The ‘Hell’s Angels’ Letters”

The eminent reviewer for the Washington Post Michael Dirda has just given a Big Head's Up to The Hell's Angels Letters: Hunter S. Thompson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic in his October 8, 2020, write-up about it inside a piece called "Can't get enough Game of Thrones or Star Wars? New editions on cult favorites are here to satisfy. It reads: Among late 20th-century American writers, none can rival Norman Mailer and Hunter S. Thompson in sheer force of personality, bo...
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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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At Fall for the Books, George Mason U, October 11, 2018

  Juan Thompson (Stories I Tell Myself) and Tim Denevi (Freak Kingdom) with me (Keep This Quiet! memoir series) at George Mason University for the "Fall for the Books" fest October 11. With us via Skype was Bill McKeen (Outlaw Journalist). For an hour and a half, we gave views on "Writing about Hunter S. Thompson." What a memorable blast - on-stage" and off. We had such fun hanging together and also sharing time, talking about our very different writing experiences - Juan being Hunte...
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Margaret at the McNally Jackson Bookstore (Brooklyn)

It's official. I joined George Mason MFA professor Tim Denevi and journalist Jonny Diamond (writer for Rolling Stone, etc.; editor in chief of The Literary Hub) at a McNally Jackson Bookstore event in Brooklyn in November. It's part of Denevi's book tour for Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson's Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism, on sale October 30. Partnering with Little Brown, The Paris Review, Soho Press, The Melville House, Harper Perennial, the National Book Criti...
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On Location – Gonzo Fest 2018

Author/professor Tim Denevi and I had a delightful time presenting at the Gonzo Fest 2018. The Leo Weekly, Louisville, set up the event in an itinerary: 12-1 p.m. Writing “Hell’s Angels”: Will the Real Hunter S. Thompson Please Stand Up Featuring: Timothy Denevi and Margaret Harrell 1:10-1:50 p.m. Book Signings: Margaret Harrell, Ron Whitehead and Juan Thompson 1:30-2:30 p.m. The Battle of Michigan Avenue: Chicago 1968, HST and Violence Against Journalists Panelists: Michael Lind...
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