“Sticky Fingers” Biography Discussion | SF
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Over the course of five decades, Jann Wenner has put an indelible stamp on American culture. As founding editor of Rolling Stone, Wenner and his trailblazing magazine came to embody the freewheeling excesses of the sixties, shaping and reporting on a countercultural narrative that still exists today. As a subject, however, Wenner has proved elusive, successfully avoiding the inquiries of biographers and resisting biography until now.
In Joe Hagan’s long-awaited bombshell – Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine – Wenner opens up his personal and professional life to the scrutiny of a biographer journalist for the first time. Sticky Fingers is based on Hagan’s extensive interviews with Wenner and on original source reporting, and it draws from Wenner’s vast archive of correspondence and rare documents, items that have never been made available to a journalist.
Sticky Fingers gives readers a nuanced portrait of a man who helped define a generation, and provides an explosive chronicle of an era. Joining Hagan in conversation is longtime Rolling Stone contributor and editor Ben Fong-Torres.