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"Hopper" by Tom Folsom

    

  Dennis Hopper was the chopper-riding hippie outlaw in Easy Rider, the prophetic madman in the jungle in Apocalypse Now, the terrifying psychopath in Blue Velvet and the kid gone wrong in Rebel Without a Cause.

The actor was taken under the wing of James Dean, a friendship that set Dennis Hopper on his path to becoming a star. He was a quintessentially American dreamer longing to be the next Orson Welles, a hell-raising director who revolutionized Hollywood.

Dennis Hopper’s extraordinary journey took him to superhero highs and plummeting lows. Capturing the magic and the madness of his American Dream, Hopper is a portrait of Dennis’s many lives.

The book, Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream

, is written by Tom Folsom in a rebel spirit, complemented with iconic photographs, and packed with insights from his fellow actors, artists, and friends.

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.
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