LAUNCH Details – July 16-18 – The Hells Angels LIMITED EDITION – San Francisco and streaming

Canessa Gallery  - click to see the beautiful interior Limited Edition of 125 The Hell's Angels Letters: Hunter S. Thomson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic The month of July in the Canessa Gallery, San Francisco MAIN EVENTS—Pacific Coast Time: Friday evening, July 16—7 p.m. A 20-minute Zoom talk by Tim Denevi discussing Hunter's development and growth as a writer during the time he wrote the Hell's Angels article and the book. Followed by 15–30 minutes of L...
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Rain Taxi Review – a 5-gun salute from me

I am uncorking champagne in astonishment. Rain Taxi Review of Books asked me  months and months ago for a copy of Keep This Quiet! and then silence. Months passed, issues came out. And suddenly today they e-mailed me that a review had come out. With some trepidation I clicked the link, though I know they only review books they like. And there it was!! My jaw dropped. After summing up to perfection what the book is about, it concluded: "Three men, embodiments of three different dimensions of t...
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HST for Beginners – Elko

HST for Beginners has a variety of interesting contributions. The main topic so far has to do with the separation of Hunter the man and Raoul Duke, his alter ego, who participates in the writing, signing some parts of it. In posting my take on this topic, I made some discoveries I connected to the Elko article - prompted by some memories. You can read about them on this site by clicking here. This will take you to the general site - the front page. It's still small enough that it's easy to choos...
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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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“Live” Is a Glorious Word

Today I opened the B & N preorder page, and there it was: Ahead of Schedule - LIVE!! The price has gone up a few cents, to a 28% discount - still under $13.00. But the big news is that Keep This Quiet! is available there for immediate delivery, three days ahead of the announced pub date of the 15th. I had visions of the very opposite happening because the book had popped up for preorder before there was even an Ingram account set up. Now the "magic" is continuing to work. And I thank everyo...
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And Then Again

I started to call this post "Don't Even Believe It When You See It." For whatever reason Keep This Quiet, which was live two days ago - ahead of the pub date - now reverted to preorder. I predict that by mid-week it will be live on Amazon - still ahead of the pub date - with a competitive discount. And then B & N will go live - keeping its heavily discounted preorder price. Not to belabor the issue, but it was a surprise. Meanwhile, I read Ron Whitehead's  Tribute to Hunter, which is more...
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Depp’s Hunter

In the Feb. 2011 issue of Vanity Fair ("The Crowded Mind of Johnny Depp"), Depp talks about the characters he's played, and he says about Hunter, "There was a certain freedom that he had, or control, or command of the situation—there was never anything that he couldn't get through. Verbally he was just so clever and so quick and so free, and he didn't give a rat's ass about what the repercussions were." This sounds just like Hunter in a nutshell, though of course he had even more sides than tha...
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Bumpy Ride

As this is following the publication process of an e-book featuring Hunter S. Thompson, I hope it is not too bumpy a ride. But he always said, "May you live in interesting times." The publisher has alerted me that he will have some editorial comments. Two days to wait. Let's hope we're in agreement. P.S. If you click on the link, you will get what used to be the Front Page - a  1991 photo of Hunter.
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