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.

Gonzo Foundation shout-out


Anita Thompson had some kind things to say about the book recently on her Gonzo Foundation blog. The foundation honors Thompson's memory with essay contests, occasional publications, and events.

Among other things, Anita mentions her efforts to find a university home for her husband's archives and ephemera, which is something I would love to see happen. Glad you enjoyed the book, Anita!