Mike Sager’s bestselling debut collection is now available as an E-book with new material added.
Scary Monsters and Super Freaks brings together nineteen of Sager’s best true crime stories: “The Devil and John Holmes”, inspired the movies Boogie Nights and Wonderland. “The Martyrdom of Veronica Guerin” became a Disney film starring Cate Blanchett. In “Janet’s World,” Washington Post Pulitzer fabulist Janet Cooke gives her only complete interviews; in the “Final Days of Gary Condit” the disgraced Republican congressman and his wife speak out publically for the first and only time about the events surrounding the death of the young intern Chandra Levy.
“Damn, They Gonna Lynch Us”, the story of the beating by LA police of black motorist Rodney Glenn King, investigates the case that forever changed the racial history of America. “The Teachings of Don Carlos” is an in-depth examination of the controversial life and death of the shaman and writer Carlos Castaneda.
From the drug-fueled escapades of “the King of Funk” Rick James, to the shocking AIDS death of the seminal rap figure Eazy E, to the mass suicide of the Heaven’s Gate Cult, to actor Rob Lowe’s scandalous sex romp with an underage hairdresser at the Atlanta Democratic Convention, to a raid on a government research facility in the company of members of the Animal Liberation Front, to the fall from grace of the beautiful porn star Savannah… this collection of articles brings pop culture’s seamy underbelly into sharp focus.
Says E! Online: “You know those engrossing books that keep you up all night? Don’t pick this one up if you have somewhere to be the next morning.”
For Reviews, Table of Contents and an excerpt, please see: http://www.mikesager.com/scary-monsters-and-super-freaks