Ron Donoho, a freelance writer and past editor of San Diego Magazine, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles and SanDiego.com, comes together with Coronado residents Gary and Lisa Carter and Joe Ditler to write a book about the Coronado Company, a group of Coronado High School students and their Spanish teacher who started smuggling pot out of Tijuana by surfboard in 1972 and evolved into a global drug empire before getting busted in 1981.

Clooney’s movie is said to be based on an article, published in the July, 2013 issue of GQ, by Joshuah Bearman, whose story for Wired magazine became the award-winning movie Argo.

As part of his research for the GQ piece, Bearman interviewed Gary Carter and Ditler and sampled a bit of their extensive catalog of research and photos, collected over 13 years of interviews and investigation.

THE CORONADO COMPANY will be the true and indepth story of this incredible saga, told with the nuanced understanding that only witnesses and long time residents can bring.

The book is due to be published by La Jolla-based The Sager Group in Spring, 2014.

For further details please email: info@TheSagerGroup.Net

 

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