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.

 Photo by  Sky Gilbar

 Photo by Sky Gilbar

BRIAN KEVIN is the managing editor at Down East magazine and an occasional contributor to publications that include Outside, Audubon, Travel + Leisure, Men's Journal, Sierra, and the Fodor's and Frommer's series of travel guidebooks. His work has been collected or recognized in the Best American EssaysBest American Sports Writing, and Best Food Writing anthologies. Home is currently a village in coastal Maine.

Follow him on Twitter at @BrianMT.