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    Hella Nation

    Post by VelvetStorm on Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:28 pm

    So Hella Nation is the latest from Evan Wright who also wrote Generation Kill. Again I haven't read it yet but i loved Generation Kill so I'm sure this one is equally amazing Smile heres the summary:

    From the award-winning and New York Timesbestselling author of Generation Kill, a reporters immersion in outsider culturesHis style owes more to Hunter S. Thompson than to any sort of political correctness (Newsday). From his work as a reporter at Hustlermagazine, to his National Magazine Awardwinning writing for Rolling Stoneand Vanity Fair, Evan Wright has always had an affinity for outsiderswhat he calls the lost tribes of America. The previously published pieces in this collection chart a deeply personal journey, beginning with his stark but sympathetic portrayals of sex workers in Porn Valley, through his raw portrait of a Hollywood ├╝beragent-turned-war documentarian and hero of Americas far right. Along the way, Wright encounters runaway teens earning corporate dollars as skateboard pitchmen; radical anarchists plotting the overthrow of corporate America; and young American troops on the hunt for terrorists in the combat zones of the Middle East. His subjects are people for whom the American dream is either just out of grasp, or something theyve chosen to reject altogether. Sometimes frightening, usually profane, and often darkly comic, Hella Nation is Evan Wrights meticulously observed tour of the jagged edges of all those other Americas hiding in plain sight amid the nations malls and gated communities. The collection also includes an all-new, autobiographical introductory essay by the author.


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