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.

World Hum interview and The Footloose American media round-up

It's been super gratifying to see all the interest in The Footloose American from various corners of the web and other media. My favorite interview so far is this one with badass writer Eva Holland over at World Hum. World Hum has published some of my favorite stories over the years — and Holland has interviewed a bunch of my favorite writers — so it's an honor to be included on the roster.

Some of my other favorite tie-ins and coverage so far:

This post on The Atlantic about Thompson's early career.

This interview with Boyd Matson on the National Geographic Weekend radio show.

This great illustration (and meditation) by Nathan Gelgud on Biographile.

This clickbaity, but fun Huffington Post listicle.

This TV appearance on Maine's 207 talk show.

And an honorable mention to this twenty-nine-word review in June's Outside.

Of course, a big thanks to everybody who's blogged, tweeted, participated in the AMA, and all the rest.  It's super cool to be able to engage with folks who are enjoying the book.