Keep This Quiet Too! More Adventures with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, Jan Mensaert
  • Keep This Quiet Too! More Adventures with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, Jan Mensaert
  • Keep This Quiet Too! More Adventures with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, Jan Mensaert
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Keep This Quiet Too! More Adventures with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, Jan Mensaert

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by Margaret A. Harrell, Hunter S. Thompson
     
 

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FROM POET RON WHITEHEAD: Margaret A. Harrell has done it again. In her brutally compassionately explicitly honest second autobiography "KEEP THIS QUIET TOO! More Adventures with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, Jan Mensaert," Harrell manages to repeatedly pull the rug out from under the reader. She travels from North Carolina to New York City to Morocco to… See more details below

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FROM POET RON WHITEHEAD: Margaret A. Harrell has done it again. In her brutally compassionately explicitly honest second autobiography "KEEP THIS QUIET TOO! More Adventures with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, Jan Mensaert," Harrell manages to repeatedly pull the rug out from under the reader. She travels from North Carolina to New York City to Morocco to Belgium to India to Switzerland to Owl Farm, and many other places,...in search of her self. From depth psychology to dream analysis to hangoutologies to ecstatic love making to out of body astral travels to spirit guides, adventures and misadventures, she is guided and guides herself ever homeward to her own heart and soul. Margaret A. Harrell's new, second, autobiography, like volume one, is a masterpiece. I thank her for sharing, openly honestly, so many intimate details of her journey.NEW from Beat Scene # 70, England. Reviewed by Eric Jacobs: Following on from the whirlwind that was volume one, Margaret Harrell returns with more adventures involving three particular men in her life, Milton Klonsky, Jan Mensaert and Hunter S. Thompson. She was a top editor in her time - she worked on Thompson's "Hell's Angels" - and this provided the door through which she stepped into the lives of this trio. Or should that be the other way around? . . . It is chaotic, shambolic, impulsive, complete and utter madness at times here. Klonsky is the steadiest, a kind of mentor . . . father figure to Harrell. Mensaert is mercurial, frustruating, and often suicidal and then she marries him. Thompson, perhaps the one writer with the biggest profile in American letters, is, well, Hunter S. Thompson as only he was. Mad as a box of mad things, living for the moment, furiously living and she is drawn to his flame. A passionately written memoir that doesn't sit around being fit and proper and straight laced. . . . As a key to the lives of these threewriters it is idiosyncratic and in an age where blandness is the norm it is a pleasure to go on her journey and find out a little about what made these men tick and what drove her to them.FROM MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW: "Keep THIS Quiet Too!" is a real-life saga of living and learning with eyes and ears open. At times adventurous, at times sensual, "Keep This Quiet Too!" hinges upon the complexities of human relationships, especially the challenges posed by the heart-wrenching feelings of love that may or may not be fully requited. Highly recommended.SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW: an honest and unflinching examination of the choices we makeBACK COVER: Margaret Harrell baited the hook and I bit. Boy did I bite. . . She used titillation, and a masterful way of revealing herself to build engrossment, starting with"'Keep This Quiet!" ANY thinking, living person will be locked in from the beginning. A knowledge of the three men is not a must. She oozes sexuality, sensuality and I believe these traits go towards interweaving the three men. I believe it to be spellbinding. A hot sweaty tango of words. The bottom line is this. Not many books fulfill my reading needs. By this I mean covering a range of emotion. "Keep This Quiet Too!" did it for me. I loved it - Martin Flynn, owner of HST BooksBACK COVER: A book with so many dimensions is a gift with many surprises in it - Chris Van de Velde, therapeutic coach

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Editorial Reviews

Eric Jacobs - Beat Scene # 70
"A passionately written memoir that doesn't sit around being fit and proper and straight laced. . . . As a key to the lives of these three writers it is idiosyncratic and in an age where blandness is the norm it is a pleasure to go on her journey and find out a little about what made these men tick and what drove her to them."
Beat Scene, UK - Eric Jacobs
“It is chaotic, shambolic, impulsive, complete and utter madness at times here. . . . A passionately written memoir that doesn’t sit around being fit and proper and straight laced. . . . As a key to the lives of these three writers it is idiosyncratic and in an age where blandness is the norm it is a pleasure to go on her journey and find out a little about what makes these men tick and what drove her to them”—."
Mindquest Review - Bernie Nelson
“Harrell’s rapturous experiences with Thompson and her transformative journey toward wholeness intelligently propel her literary presentation through and beyond literary boundaries.”
back cover - Martin Flynn
"Margaret Harrell baited the hook and I bit. Boy, did I bite.She used titillation & a masterful way of revealing herself to build engrossment, starting with 'Keep This Quiet!' Any thinking, living person will be locked in from the beginning. A knowledge of the three men is not a must. She oozes sexuality, sensuality, & I believe these traits go towards interweaving the three men. Not many books fulfill my reading needs. By this I mean covering a wide range of emotion. Keep This Quiet! did it."
back cover - Chris Van de Velde
"Telling the story again, restory-ing and so restoring the lives of four artists. That is what Margaret A. Harrell shows in an exemplary, soul-mining fashion and spirit-suited flight. It takes the reader to the kitchen, where creativity is hot, also in the passions of love. A book with so many dimensions is a gift with many surprises in it."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983704539
Publisher:
Saeculum University Press of NC
Publication date:
10/24/2012
Series:
Keep This Quiet!
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
1,444,711
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Chris Van de Velde
Telling the story again, restory-ing and so restoring the lives of four artists. That is what Margaret A. Harrell shows in an exemplary soul-mining fashion and spirit-suited flight. It takes the reader to the kitchen where creativity is hot, also in the passions of love. A book with so many dimensions is a gift with many surprises in it. Thanks for this treat, Margaret!
—Chris Van de Velde (philosopher, writer, teacher, and therapeutic coach)
Martin Flynn
Margaret Harrell baited the hook and I bit. Boy did I bite. . . She used titillation, and a masterful way of revealing herself to build engrossment, starting with Keep This Quiet! ANY thinking, living person will be locked in from the beginning. A knowledge of the three men is not a must. She oozes sexuality, sensuality and I believe these traits go towards interweaving the three men. I believe it to be s pellbinding. A hot sweaty tango of words. The bottom line is this. Not many books fulfill my reading needs. By this I mean covering a range of emotion. Keep This Quiet Too! did it for me. I loved it
—Martin Flynn (owner of hstbooks.org)
Alice Osborne
Keep This Quiet Too! starts off as Margaret Harrell’s immersion in the art, music, and literature of Mensaert, Thompson, and Klonsky but becomes something much more
—ALICE OSBORNE (author of After the Steaming Stops and Unfinished Projects)
Frank Despriet
Margaret’s life is, as always, more amazing than any book. If I didn’t know Margaret, I wouldn’t believe her incredible life story. But I know her and I can tell you: all of it is true
—FRANK DESPRIET (author of Communication Psychology: From Reptile to Robot)
Russell D. Park
Deep and provocative . . . insightful . . . unique, for sure!
—RUSSELL D. PARK (licensed clinical psychologist, coauthor of The Power of Humility)
Bernie P. Nelson
Like a radio station with its own incomparable frequency, the inspiring book tunes readers’ receivers, sagaciously transporting them to . . . that quiet part of our psyche t hat knows no limitations or boundaries. Readers will experience new insights into the personal lives, talents, and the author’s intimate relationships with Hunter S. Thompson, t he father of Gonzo Journalism; Milton Klonsky, New York City poet with transformative word power and magnetic personality; Jan Mensaert, Belgian poet combining concepts of his music with his poetry
—BERNIE P. NELSON (publisher of The Mindquest Review)

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