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.
Narrator: Henry Levya
Duration: 8 hours 21 minutes
Released: 19 Feb 2004
Publisher: Random House Audio