• Zia Exclusives
    • Zia Vinyl Exclusives
    • Zia Gear
    • Gift Cards
  • Shop
    • Summer Splash
    • New Music + Movies
    • New Arrivals
    • Enamel Pins
    • Back to School 2019
    • RSD 2019
    • Vinyl Exclusives
    • Vinyl
    • Music
    • Pre-Orders / Coming Soon
    • Movies
  • Events
    • Calendar
    • Contests
    • Psycho Las Vegas 2019
  • Connect
    • Contact us
    • Wishlist / My Account
    • Buy Sell Trade
    • Find A Store
    • Ask Us Anything
    • Consignment
    • Work At Zia
    • Newsletter
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Returns Policy
    • Tokens for Charity
  • Menu
    • Zia Exclusives
      • Zia Vinyl Exclusives
      • Zia Gear
      • Gift Cards
    • Shop
      • Summer Splash
      • New Music + Movies
      • New Arrivals
      • Enamel Pins
      • Back to School 2019
      • RSD 2019
      • Vinyl Exclusives
      • Vinyl
      • Music
      • Pre-Orders / Coming Soon
      • Movies
    • Events
      • Calendar
      • Contests
      • Psycho Las Vegas 2019
    • Connect
      • Contact us
      • Wishlist / My Account
      • Buy Sell Trade
      • Find A Store
      • Ask Us Anything
      • Consignment
      • Work At Zia
      • Newsletter
      • Twitter
      • Facebook
      • Instagram
      • Returns Policy
      • Tokens for Charity
  • Menu
    • Zia Exclusives
      • Zia Vinyl Exclusives
      • Zia Gear
      • Gift Cards
    • Shop
      • Summer Splash
      • New Music + Movies
      • New Arrivals
      • Enamel Pins
      • Back to School 2019
      • RSD 2019
      • Vinyl Exclusives
      • Vinyl
      • Music
      • Pre-Orders / Coming Soon
      • Movies
    • Events
      • Calendar
      • Contests
      • Psycho Las Vegas 2019
    • Connect
      • Contact us
      • Wishlist / My Account
      • Buy Sell Trade
      • Find A Store
      • Ask Us Anything
      • Consignment
      • Work At Zia
      • Newsletter
      • Twitter
      • Facebook
      • Instagram
      • Returns Policy
      • Tokens for Charity
Shop  >>  Books  >>  Biography

Oscar Zeta Acosta

The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

Oscar Zeta Acosta The Autobiography Of A Brown Buffalo Reissue
$15.95 New
 
Special Order – Not a Regularly Stocked Item – Sho

Add To Cart
 




Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano layer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo," a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge.

Written with uninhibited candor and manic energy, this book is Acosta's own account of coming of age as a Chicano in the psychedelic sixties, of taking on impossible cases while breaking all tile rules of courtroom conduct, and of scrambling headlong in search of a personal and cultural identity. It is a landmark of contemporary Hispanic-American literature, at once ribald, surreal, and unmistakably authentic.

"Immensely readable...A Chicano Manchild in the Promised Land."-- Publishers Weekly

"Acosta has entered counterculture folklore. This is the life story of a man whose pain is made real, whose roots are in question, and whose society seems to be fragmenting around him."-- Saturday Review of Literature

"The most straightforward account of a Chicano's journey in search of a dream..." - The Los Angeles Times

  •  

Connect With Us