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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Travis Irvine Tribute to Hunter

Huff Post's Tribute ten years later. - by Travis Irvine - begins: In February 2005, I was an intern at the NBC News Bureau in London. My job was to watch news wire footage come in from Europe, then describe the images into the bureau's daily log. There'd be pictures of bombings in the Middle East and plenty of footage from outside Pope John Paul's hospital. Then on one particularly cold day, images came in over the wire of Hunter S. Thompson. It was stock footage of the media following him down...
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Meeting Hunter Thompson at Random House, YouTube

Here's a new post by HST Books on the tenth anniversary of Hunter Thompson's death. Hard to think it's been so long. Even harder to think how permanent it is. Martin writes: Over the years since Hunter S. Thompson disconnected himself from this reality I have had the misfortune of stumbling upon a new breed of fan. This would be the fan who admires his actions of February 20 and his method. These days there are three main types of fan. The first would be the lover of his work. The second ...
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