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Timothy Denevi
Tim Denevi
Author of "Freak Kingdom" (@public_affairs, 2019) & "Hyper" (@simonschuster, 2014). Professor at at George Mason MFA
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Talk soon,
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Thanks for stopping by,

On my mind

I'm currently working on a project about the writer Joan Didion and the years she spent living in Hollywood at the end of the 1960s. I also write about contemporary politics and extremism. My most recent book, FREAK KINGDOM, was on the writer Hunter S. Thompson's political awakening and engagement with Richard Nixon in the 1960s and 1970s. My first book, HYPER, was a personal and cultural history of ADHD and child psychiatry.

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I'm fascinated by the ways the American post-war past continues to reverberate in new, unpredictable ways, today.

All the best,

Tim

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Freak Kingdom

Hunter S. Thompson's Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism

The story of Hunter S. Thompson's crusade against Richard Nixon and the threat of fascism in America - and the devastating price he paid for it.

"Freak Kingdom...sheds new light on Thompson's politically awakening and reporting -- and the toll it took on him and his later work and life. Few books this season will give you a stronger and more chilling sense of déjà vu...The book chronicles, in absorbing day-by-day detail, how Thompson intersected with history more than some may recall."

Rolling Stone

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Hyper

A Personal History of ADHD

The first book of its kind about what it’s like to be a child with ADHD, Hyper is a “haunting narrative that explores the world’s most scrutinized childhood condition from the inside out” (Nature) that also illuminates the history of how we came to medicate more than four million children today.

"Riveting and monumental....There's much to be learned in this book about ADHD, about pushing boundaries and respecting them, about parenting, and about the special kind of triumph that can come as a result of hard-earned self-knowledge. Denevi has written a book about a condition that has been studied for a long time, but, truly, it hasn't been talked about like this."

— BookPage

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