From Amazon Page:
Barger, king of the chopper pilots, road variety, is an American icon, and his life story is a
history of the biker lifestyle. As president of the Oakland chapter of the Hell’s Angels, he
has seen and survived hassles with the police, peaceniks, and the Rolling Stones, with
their “prissy clothes and makeup” –all of which he recounts. He notes fine points, such as
the fact that it was Emmett Grogan, of the radical egalitarian Diggers, who suggested that
the Angels work security at the Stones’ ill-fated free show at Altamont, California.
He nonchalantly admits to criminal acts, such as pulling a gun on Keith Richards onstage.
Withal, however, he includes only somewhat more sex and violence in his life story than
one encounters in most contemporary biographies. Certainly, specific expressions of
Barger’s biker attitudes may scandalize the squeamish; for instance, his explanation of
why women engaged in group sex with bikers: “For a certain kind of chick, it was an honor
to get fucked by a bunch of Hell’s Angels.” Even if such sentiments prove too
straightforward and earthy for some, the book is a dandy cultural document.