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Unmask Alice: Lsd, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson

Unmask Alice: Lsd, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson
Unmask Alice: Lsd, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson
Unmask Alice: Lsd, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson
Unmask Alice: Lsd, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson
Unmask Alice: Lsd, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson
Unmask Alice: Lsd, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson
Unmask Alice: Lsd, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson
Unmask Alice: Lsd, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson
Unmask Alice: Lsd, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson

Unmask Alice: Lsd, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries

Full disclosure, I loved the Go Ask Alice and Jay's Journal books as a younger teenager. As an older teenager growing up in Utah, I actually listened to Rick Emerson, the author of Unmask Alice, on the radio. When I moved to Portland I was happy to find his familiar voice on the radio again and have followed his endeavors ever since.
That being said, this book is excellent. It's well documented. It's a great story and an intriguing peek behind the scenes of what motivated the tragic War on Drugs and the Satanic Panic told almost in journal-like digestible segments that keep the story moving along to an earnest and revealing story.
Hardcover 384 pages

Two teens. Two diaries. Two social panics. One incredible fraud.

In 1971, Go Ask Alice reinvented the young adult genre with a blistering portrayal of sex, psychosis, and teenage self-destruction. The supposed diary of a middle-class addict, Go Ask Alice terrified adults and cemented LSD's fearsome reputation, fueling support for the War on Drugs. Five million copies later, Go Ask Alice remains a divisive bestseller, outraging censors and earning new fans, all of them drawn by the book's mythic premise: A Real Diary, by Anonymous.

But Alice was only the beginning.

In 1979, another diary rattled the culture, setting the stage for a national meltdown. The posthumous memoir of an alleged teenage Satanist, Jay's Journal merged with a frightening new crisis--adolescent suicide--to create a literal witch hunt, shattering countless lives and poisoning whole communities.

In reality, Go Ask Alice and Jay's Journal came from the same dark place: Beatrice Sparks, a serial con artist who betrayed a grieving family, stole a dead boy's memory, and lied her way to the National Book Awards.

Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries is a true story of contagious deception. It stretches from Hollywood to Quantico, and passes through a tiny patch of Utah nicknamed the fraud capital of America. It's the story of a doomed romance and a vengeful celebrity. Of a lazy press and a public mob. Of two suicidal teenagers, and their exploitation by a literary vampire.

Unmask Alice . . . where truth is stranger than nonfiction.

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  • Weight: 21.00oz
  • Dimensions: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.50in
  • ISBN: 1637740425
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