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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G. P. Putnam's Sons,
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c2009.
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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 beragent-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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9781400192304
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subject_facet Civilization -- History -- 21st century, Culture -- History -- 21st century, Popular culture -- History -- 21st century, Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 21st century, Reporters and reporting -- Biography, Reporters and reporting -- United States -- Biography, United States -- Social life and customs -- 21st century
title_display 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
title_full 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 [electronic resource] / Evan Wright, 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 / Evan Wright
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title_sub 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
topic_facet Civilization, Culture, History, Popular culture, Reporters and reporting, Social life and customs