Peter L. Winkler

Peter L. Winkler (Non-Fiction) | Valley Village, CA

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plwinkler_at_yahoo.com

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https://www.therobsonpress.com/authors/peter-l-winkler

Peter L. Winkler is the author of Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel (Barricade Books, 2011) and edited the anthology The Real James Dean: Intimate Memories from Those Who Knew Him Best (Chicago Review Press, 2016). Mr. Winkler has written about movies for Filmfax, The Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Playboy. He was the subject of a feature story in the Los Angeles Times and has been a guest on talk-radio shows in the U.S. and Europe. He graduated with academic honors from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1978. He lives in Valley Village, California.

Books

The Real James Dean: Intimate Memories from Those Who Knew Him Best (Chicago Review Ptess, 2016). Editor. Biography. Non-Fiction.
Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel (Barricade Books, 2011). Biography. Non-Fiction.

Blurbs, Press & Reviews

“I knew Dennis Hopper in his wild days and his sober days, and this book captures the man in his many incarnations. Winkler’s deeply researched biography of Hopper is the definitive book on this live wire who lived on the high wire.”
—Filmmaker Philippe Mora

“I also told you . . . that Barricade Books was publishing Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel by Peter L. Winkler. Well, I read it, and all I can say is … whew! Wild Ride is exactly that. One incredible drug and drink-fueled tale tumbles over the next. Hopper, as presented by author Winkler, is fascinating.”
—Liz Smith

“A readable and remarkably even-handed chronicle of one of Hollywood’s wildest cards. Peter L. Winkler knows his subject – and the territory – and he objectively delivers the goods on Dennis Hopper.”
—Stephen M. Silverman, author of David Lean and The Fox That Got Away: The Last Days of the Zanuck Dynasty at 20th Century Fox.

“A fascinating compendium.”
Library Journal review of The Real James Dean.