Keep This Quiet Memoir Series Volume 2

The main personalities in Keep THIS Quiet Too! are Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, and Jan Mensaert. However, whereas in the first volume, Hunter Thompson and his letters and presence took center stage, in this second volume the story moves to Jan Mensaert's adopted North African home, Larache, Morocco, and sometimes Casablanca or Essaouira. Occasionally Belgium. For one year the story even moves with Margaret and Jan to in NC. The only scenes in New York City in this volume take place in Milton Klonsky's apartment - once a year - where he again has a vivid presence. And the only appearances of Hunter occur in lively letters - until near the end, where the story moves to his Colorado home, Owl Farm, for a visit by Margaret. Another important location is Zurich, the C. G. Jung Institute. Below you will meet - or remeet - some of these characters.

Keep This Quiet! Vol. 2 - Jan Mensaert

Jan Mensaert entered the Keep This Quiet! series in vol. I. I first met him in Casablanca, Morocco, on a trip. And immediately traveled by bus back wi


A brand-new version of KTQ Too! is now on sale on Kindle, with all the photos enlarged in higher pixels. They all now open LARGE. This was especial

Coming to Terms with Milton Klonsky

Read newly compiled, still vibrant Milton Klonsky essays in Commentary in the 1950s and 60s here. Only in this new web-inspired world would this be po

Rescuing Milton

There's a wonderful post, On Klonsky on Blake written by W.C. Bamberger on That website focuses on the work of poet/artist William B

Gonzo Journalism

Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. Asked to give someone advice on what to do with his

The Red Shark and Owl Farm

Here's a glimpse of the classic Hunter car, the Red Shark, gleaming in front of his ranch. This photo was taken by me at Owl Farm in 1991. That story ...

Allen Joseph Miner

Al has just transitioned. If you want to be truly inspired, go to the Lama Sing Library of Consciousness and listen to the In Memorial video. Al doesn

Reviews for Keep This Quiet Too!

Beat Scene 70: Keep THIS Quiet Too! Review

Beat Scene is a UK print magazine. It's well respected and I was lucky enough to get interviewed in it for Keep This Quiet! and reviewed in it for Kee

Keep THIS Quiet Too! - "HST Books" Review

Marty Flynn is in with a review and it's very very gratifying that he sums the book up under "risktaking": In this book Margaret goes an extra few st

Midwest Book Review on Keep THIS Quiet Too!

I soon have to write a guest blog on relationships and this review gives me a good start. Relationships is at the crux of the Keep This Quiet! series,

San Francisco Book Review on Keep THIS Quiet Too!

It starts with a wedding. Margaret Harrell pledges her life and love to poet Jan Mensaert, through all the ups and downs (and further downs) of his te

Ron Whitehead & Nick Storm on II

In her brutally compassionately explicitly honest second autobiography, KEEP THIS QUIET TOO! More Adventures with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky,