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.

New York Times Review and more: Another Footloose American media round-up


Four months out, and I'm really gratified that the book is still enjoying some complimentary reviews and other attention. A few of my favorites since the last time I did a media round-up:

The New York Times says the book is "an engrossing and opinionated travel guide to modern Latin America," among several other nice and thoughtful things.

Largehearted Boy let me participate in the Book Notes series, which I've always super enjoyed, creating an annotated playlist to accompany The Footloose American.

I had a great interview with the Missoula Independent, back in my old stomping grounds of Missoula, Montana.

I was super privileged to be interviewed by Rolf Potts as part of his fourteen-year (!) project of interviewing writers about travel and travel writing.

Thanks as always to everybody who's showed interest.