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Publisher Description

Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo," a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge.

Written with uninhibited candor and manic energy, this book is Acosta's own account of coming of age as a Chicano in the psychedelic sixties, of taking on impossible cases while breaking all tile rules of courtroom conduct, and of scrambling headlong in search of a personal and cultural identity. It is a landmark of contemporary Hispanic-American literature, at once ribald, surreal, and unmistakably authentic.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
HL
Henry Leyva
LENGTH
08:21
hr min
RELEASED
2019
April 2
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
258.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Wonderbread07 ,

The Other Side of a Story

This book is wonderful in all the right ways. Zeta was more than a lawyer, writer, activist, or freak; he was a Brown Buffalo. This is a important view of times with the rise of drugs, rock’n’roll, and civil rights. The audio version makes the listener feel how it was written. Please read this!

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