Some Photos from Hilary Holladay's recent reading/signing of 'American Hipster: A Life of Herbert Huncke, The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired the Beat Movement' @ The Beat Museum & Alley Cat Bookstore in San Francisco.
This first bio is a great introduction to Huncke, highly recommended for those unfamiliar with his role within & influence on the Beat movement & particularly his relationship with the big three: Burroughs, Ginsberg & Kerouac.
I'm surprised there hasn't been more buzz about this book - I suspect it might be due more to publisher malaise & distribution shortcomings rather than reflection on the book itself, which is definitely a worthy read.
If an author comes to SF to do a reading you would think that the publisher would at least make sure that City Lights had a copy or two of said author's book ! (They hadn't even heard of it !) Damn, son !
Has anyone read it yet ? Interested in your feedback etc.