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Joe Hagan, STICKY FINGERS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JANN WENNER AND ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

Submitted by Emily on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:20am

Saturday, February 3, 7:00PM
Joe Hagan, STICKY FINGERS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JANN WENNER AND ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE in conversation with Aimsel Ponti, MaineToday Media
​​​​​​​Co-sponsored by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance

The story of Jann Wenner, ROLLING STONE's founder, editor, and publisher, and the pioneering era he helped curate, is told here for the first time in glittering, glorious detail. Joe Hagan provides readers with a backstage pass to storied concert venues and rock-star hotel rooms; he tells never before heard stories about the lives of rock stars and their handlers; he details the daring journalism (Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, P.J. O'Rourke) and internecine office politics that accompanied the start-up; he animates the drug and sexual appetites of the era; and he reports on the politics of the last fifty years that were often chronicled in the pages of ROLLING STONE magazine. Supplemented by a cache of extraordinary documents and letters from Wenner's personal archives, Sticky Fingers depicts an ambitious, mercurial, wide-eyed rock and roll fan of who exalts in youth and beauty and learns how to package it, marketing late sixties counterculture as a testament to the power of American youth. The result is a fascinating and complex portrait of man and era, and an irresistible biography of popular culture, celebrity, music, and politics in America.

Event date: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781101874370
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 24th, 2017