The Footloose American


Winner of the Maine Literary Award for Nonfiction


"A travel story that doubles as a hell of a ride through modern-day South American culture."  – Esquire

"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 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.

Ask Me Anything on Reddit — 5/22 @ 3 pm

The folks at the r/Books subreddit have invited me to participate in an Ask Me Anything forum starting May 22 at 3 p.m. I'll be on hand to answer questions about The Footloose American, young Thompson, South American travel, and pretty much anything else.  

If you're not familiar with the phenomenon of AMAs, Alexis Madrigal posted a pretty nice meditation on it in The Atlantic back in January.