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Publisher's Summary

Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo", a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge.

Authored with uninhibited candor and manic energy, this audiobook is Acosta's own account of coming of age as a Chicano in the psychedelic '60s, of taking on impossible cases while breaking all tile rules of courtroom conduct, and of scrambling headlong in search of a personal and cultural identity. It is a landmark of contemporary Hispanic American literature, at once ribald, surreal, and unmistakably authentic.

©1972 Oscar Zeta Acosta (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Immensely readable.... A Chicano Manchild in the Promised Land." (Publishers Weekly)

"Acosta has entered counterculture folklore. This is the life story of a man whose pain is made real, whose roots are in question, and whose society seems to be fragmenting around him." (Saturday Review of Literature

"The most straightforward account of a Chicano's journey in search of a dream...." (The Los Angeles Times

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Beautiful

The story is incredible, the performance is also quite good in general is just a great book to read.

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very good listin

a very good look into the life and times of the samoan atterny from Hunter s. Thompson's books ant the struggle in his life and for his people.

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Garbage

This was recommended reading in Chicano studies there’s absolute no cultural value to this garbage . This does not represent Chicanos