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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Sibiu, Romania, was, with Luxembourg, the "cultural capital of Europe" for 2007. It's awaiting confirmation that the city center is on the World Heritage list of UNESCO. Today I received an e-mail from a professor there, who is my publisher, with a link to a new, beautiful website that shows pictures of streets and other sights there. Here it is. Just click the link above for more photos. While I lived in Belgium, I wandered these streets for weeks each year.  
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Quail Ridge Books

Quail Ridge Books and Music is the Indie bookstore in Raleigh, NC. New to their shelves is Keep This Quiet! If you happen to be wandering around that shopping mall - for instance, at Whole Foods - go in and take a look. They have a large selection of books and a stream of author events. They are also very likely to be supporting local authors. Do not believe the website info that they have to order the book. I can guarantee you they have it in stock - as of right now - just waiting for customers...
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Ron Whitehead’s Review

Ron Whitehead sent me a "short review" of Keep This Quiet! Every word, I would like to frame. For whoever is interested, I posted it in the Keep This Quiet website! here. There are many ways many paths open to us. But truth is actually a pathless land - Ron Whitehead        
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Pop Culture History – Merry Pranksters

As some of you know, a long time ago, during the publicity tour of  Hell's Angels, I crossed paths - for a moment - with satirist Paul Krassner, the then founding editor of the notorious counterculture publication, The Realist. When he sent me an outrageous letter, naturally I kept it and it proved a piece of luck for my memoir. Before reproducing it in Keep This Quiet! I tracked him down and he granted me the right, free of charge, to reprint the letter - in part illustrating the philosophy tha...
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Hint re iPad Images

Hint: If you buy Keep This Quiet! for i-Pad, some of the 27 illustrations will be in color. All of the HST signature drawings will. I recommend buying the iPad version in iPad, not a Kindle app, because the Keep This Quiet! designer transferred the 27 images individually into the iPad file, resized to fit the iPad page.  This took several hours. I don't think an app can do this mechanically, as before the designer made the adjustments, the illustrations sometimes broke in the middle of the page....
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Marvelous Review

I  can't help reproducing such a review newly on Amazon. It seems - from this one and another, in the Portland Book Review (which will come out in December) - that an audience is defining itself beyond the one originally defined by me. Bravo and thanksgiving. This one involves artists and people struggling with the intricacies of their relationships. By the way, Keep This Quiet just went live on i-Pad. It was already live in Kindle and Nook. I cannot see it in the i-Pad display and would love ...
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Jim Silberman and e-books

I talked to Jim Silberman (my boss and Hunter's editor at Random House) recently, and he said he liked using the Kindle for reading. He owns one, and so does his wife. This leads to the news that Keep This Quiet! is now in the chain of books waiting to be published on Kindle and the i-Pad. Getting them put into mobi-pocket and e-pub was a long process, as any book with photos has a more difficult road. Keep This Quiet! has 27 illustrations. By tomorrow it should be for sale on both readers. May...
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Nov. 21 – NPR Interview

Hi, I hope I get the word out about the new date (the 21st) to everyone who plans to tune in to the NPR interview on Keep This Quiet! Jim Engster is doing the interview and anyone can ask questions here: Call The Jim Engster show at (225) 297-5633. Tweet Jim @WRKF #JimEngster. Jim phoned me today and asked to switch the date. His site says: Jim Engster is the president of the Louisiana Radio Network, which provides news coverage to 80 affiliate stations. Engster also holds the positi...
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