Now in paperback, Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel is the first book to cover the entire legendary life and career of the man who hung out with James Dean, Elvis Presley, and Jack Nicholson, co-starred in and directed Easy Rider, and came back big in Blue Velvet, after recovering from years of alcoholism and drug addiction. Author Peter Winkler unsparingly documents the journey of a self-destructive bad boy to a reformed member of the Hollywood establishment and iconic survivor of the counterculture. The book also delves into Hopper's tumultuous personal life, including his dramatic attempt to divorce his last wife while he battled terminal cancer. Now in Paperback!
Peter L. Winkler is a respected film historian who has written for a variety of publications, including CineFan, crimemagazine.com, Filmfax, popmatters.com, and Playboy. He resides in North Hollywood, California.