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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‘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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AMFM Magazine: The Voice of the Artist Interview: “The ‘Hell’s Angels’ Letters”

    INTERVIEW AMFM Magazine: The Voice of the Artist Margaret, the new book is published, THE HELL’S ANGELS LETTERS: HUNTER S. THOMPSON, MARGARET HARRELL AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC. Grant Goodwine, a protégé of Ralph Steadman, did the cover artwork. Could you tell us about this? How did the whole project come about? Margaret Harrell: It was a series of coincidences—or unlikely events—from start to finish, beginning with the existence of the letters themselve...
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Wonderland Book Club YOUTUBE video – August 28 – Hell’s Angels Letters

Above is Dr. Rory Patrick Feehan at the Gonzofest 2019 exhibit at the Louisville Speed Museum. Rory spoke at the August 28 Wonderland Book Club meet. It was a blast, the panelists and audience agreed. You can see it here on YouTube. Wonderland book club, founded in 2008 by poet, musician, writing coach, and editor Alice Osborn, held a Zoom discussion of Hunter Thompson and the new book, The Hell's Angels Letters: Hunter S. Thompson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic Au...
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Jim Silberman, Editor, Obit in the New York Times

Jim was beloved by many. The New York Times obituary reminds us of his stellar career: James Silberman, a revered book editor whose meticulousness, intuition and patience helped propel the publishing careers of a distinguished roster of authors, including James Baldwin, Marilyn French, Hunter S. Thompson and Alvin Toffler, died on July 26 at his home in Manhattan. He was 93 In his office the photo brings him to life. How many times I walked into that office, how many authors did, to find this ...
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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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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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