"A tour de force...the work of a first-class writer from whom will we be hearing a lot more in the years ahead." – Scott Wallace, author of The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
"Kevin is a helluva good writer and, if the Gonzo King were alive, he would give The Footloose American a thumbs-up." – Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and literary executor of Hunter Thompson's estate.
"[F]ine, historically well-researched travel writing in the tradition of Bruce Chatwin, as well as in that of the youthful and restrained Thompson." – Booklist
"Not only does Mr. Kevin fill us in on the careening journey that helped define Thompson as a journalist, but he also delivers an engrossing and opinionated travel guide to modern Latin America." – The New York Times
"Kevin’s journey through South America reconsiders what it means to be a journalist, a traveler, a gringo, and an American." – Scott Huler, author of No-Man’s Lands and On the Grid