Hella Nation: Looking for Happy Meals in Kandahar, Rocking the Side Pipe, Wingnut's War Against the GAP, and Other Adventures with the Totally Lost Tribes of America

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From his work as a reporter at Hustler magazine to his National Magazine Award–winning writing for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, Evan Wright has always had an affinity for outsiders-what 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 überagent–turned–war documentarian and hero of America's 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 they've chosen to reject altogether. Sometimes frightening, usually profane, and often darkly comic, Hella Nation is Evan Wright's meticulously observed tour of the jagged edges of all those other Americas hiding in plain sight amid the nation's malls and gated communities. This collection also includes an all-new, autobiographical introductory essay by the author.

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Evan Wright, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, has also written for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications.

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Just as Evan Wright attempts to deliver a level-handed representation of his subjects, so too must Paul Boehmer provide fair vocal representation of the many rogues in this production. Wright's collection of essays reveals a great range of America's lesser-known but still intriguing citizenry, including former porn stars with HIV, hardcore skateboarders, and white supremacist preachers. Boehmer must balance the straightforward prose with the more colorful characters and quotes herein. His narrative delivery is solid and consistent, with enough inflection to keep listeners engaged. Boehmer juggles Wright's subjects impressively without evoking clichés and stereotypes. L.E. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

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