The only authorized, authentic book about the Hell's Angels by founding member, Sonny Barger
Hell's Angel chronicles the origins and rise of the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club through the eyes of its founding member. Sonny Barger started the Oakland chapter of the Hell’s Angels in the late 50s with a loose-knit group of high school dropouts and social outcasts. Bonded by the love of motorcycles, they formed a cadre of hard-driving hombres and answered the call of the open road.
Hell's Angel is not only a story of motorcycles, it is a tale of loyalty and betrayal, subcultures and brotherhood and freedom. It is Sonny’s fight for personal freedom and his right to exist with a band of individuals who choose an alternative life.
Ralph "Sonny" Barger (1938-2002) was the author of Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club.
“Maybe the baddest man on two wheels.” — Rolling Stone
“Hell’s Angel chieftain Ralph ‘Sonny’ Barger has led one interesting, bad-to-the-bone life.” — Seattle Times
“Barger’s autobiography is about as subtle as a kick in the groin, and that’s what’s so refreshing about it.” — San Francisco Chronicle
“One of the best books of the year.” — Maxim
“The hombre who gave you motorcycle culture…The biker style that Barger originated remains timeless.” — Chicago Tribune
“Not your ordinary book…A peek at another side of America.” — Tulsa World
“A ripping good read…as gripping a tale as you would expect from the most famous pack of all time.” — New Times Los Angeles
“Barger paints an engrossing picture of a distinctive subculture that receives precious little literary attention.” — Booklist