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Before he wrote When the Going Gets Weird, Peter O. Whitmer wrote this book with Bruce Van Wyngarden. I bought mine at the bargain price of $9.50US.
There are two meaty chapters on HST, plus a nice portrait and a view of Parnussus St., where HST used to live, in the photo section. This is definitely a book for any gonzo fan. Subtitled Seven Who Created the Sixties Counterculture That Changed America, the rest of the book centers around other favourites such as William S. Burroughs, Ken Kesey, Tom Robbins, Timothy Leary, Norman Mailer and Allen Ginsberg. Quite likely you won't ever see such in-depth work on all seven in one book ever again.