From his lonely childhood in Kansas to his drug-fueled days and nights in Hollywood and Taos, New Mexico, Dennis Hopper’s amazing life was a roller-coaster series of triumphs and failures. Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel is the first biography to cover the entire life and career of one of America’s most intriguing show-business luminaries and true mavericks.

Praise for Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel

“Entertaining and eventful.” – Jenny Diski, London Review of Books

“Well, I read it, and all I can say is . . . whew! ‘Wild Ride’ is exactly that. One incredible drug and drink-fueled tale tumbles over the next. Hopper, as presented by author Winkler, is fascinating.”

– Liz Smith,

“I knew Dennis Hopper in his wild days and his sober days, and this book captures the man in his many incarnations. Winkler’s deeply researched biography is the definitive book on this live wire who lived on the high wire.” – Filmmaker Philippe Mora

“This week I read ‘Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel,’ and instantly fell in love with the story.  Peter Winkler figured out how to make the book so engrossing, so sensational . . . It’s the one book you need to pick up and read at some point in your life.”

– Tommy Garrett, Canyon News

“Dennis Hopper exploded in our midst like a firecracker thrown from a dark shadow in a passing car. Peter Winkler’s new biography of the counter-culture symbol, first across the finish line since the actor’s death, is full of tough research and interviews, and reads as fast and furious as the man.” –  Patrick McGilligan, author of “Jack’s Life” (a biography of Jack Nicholson) and “Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director”

“A readable and remarkably even-handed chronicle of one of Hollywood’s wildest cards. Peter L. Winkler knows his subject – and the territory – and he objectively delivers the goods on Dennis Hopper.” – Stephen M. Silverman, author of “David Lean” and “The Fox That Got Away: The Last Days of the Zanuck Dynasty at 20th Century Fox”

ISBN: 978-1-56980-449-0

$26.95 (Hardcover), $9.39 (Kindle ebook)

U.S. edition


British/UK edition

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