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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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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Hunter-Gatherers Podcast

The Hunter-Gatherers podcasts tell stories by friends of Hunter Thompson, memories from across the spectrum, across time. Find mine here. Or look for these podcasts on Spotify and other places where you go for your favorite podcasts. Even I, who have followed the books on Hunter, was surprised by a lot of the contributors. They tell their stories in a relaxed well, with superb interviewing. Just fun to listen to. Check them out.
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Rory Feehan films my intro at the GF panel on journalism

Below in the photo, the Irish scholar Dr. Rory Patrick Feehan, with a PhD in Hunter Thompson studies, assists in leading a packed-house tour of the exhibit "Gonzo! The Illustrated Guide to Hunter S. Thomson" at the Speed Museum After Hours event Friday night, July 19, with curator Erika Holmquist-Wall in the Loft Gallery. Rory filmed the above video of my intro talk July 20 at the Gonzo Fest panel on changes in journalism since Nixon. To my right is Ryland Barton, the Capitol bureau chief...
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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 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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