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Just when you think you've heard every story about Hunter S. Thompson, another part of his life is uncovered, to thrill and inspire otherwise deadened millions. What's next — "Gail Palmer's Song"? While you wait for that particular magnum dopus, author Matthew Moseley discusses and presents his book Dear Dr. Thompson: Felony Murder, Hunter S. Thompson, and the Last Gonzo Campaign ($19.99, Ghost Road Press). In 1997, Lisl Auman, a young Colorado woman, was riding in a hot Trans Am with a skinhead who killed a cop and then himself. Despite contradictory evidence, Auman was convicted of murder. Through an incessant letter-writing campaign — from Auman to Thompson, complaining that his books were unavailable in the prison library, and from Thompson to Auman and everyone else as he deftly delineated the argument that she was, in fact, innocent — the story ended, as much of Thompson's life did, at least somewhat happily. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd.; Sat., Aug. 28, 5 p.m.; free. (310) 659-3110, booksoup.com.
Sat., Aug. 28, 5 p.m., 2010

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