The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

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Vintage Books, 1972 - Biography & Autobiography - 204 pages
Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano layer 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.

Written with uninhibited candor and manic energy, this book is Acosta's own account of coming of age as a Chicano in the psychedelic sixties, 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.

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"Juarez in the morning, when you have two cents in your pocket and been ordered out of town at gun point, is as depressing a city as you can find." Can I get an amen? This is a heck of a read, and one ... Read full review

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It's difficult for me to assess the merits of a certain kind of book, and this is one of those. It's a book of the counterculture: the lost, searching, wild, risk-taking counterculture. I think I just ... Read full review

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