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Book details
  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Topic / History
  • Language:English
  • Pages:210
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350908602


A Comic Memoir of a Father, a Son and a Jamaican Jail

by Peter Carlson

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When a teenage American knucklehead gets arrested for pot in Jamaica, his loving but hot-headed father attempts to rescue him from jail. A warm and funny memoir.
Knuckleheads is a comic memoir of the author's misadventures in Jamaica in 1972. Arrested for possession of marijuana and jailed with two college friends, Carlson, then 19, faced18 months at hard labor. Hearing that news, his father—a cranky, funny and hot-headed blue collar worker—flew to Jamaica to rescue his errant son. Hijinks ensued and finally….well, we don't want to spoil the ending of this hilarious story. It's a son's warm comic tribute to his loving, cantankerous and very funny father.
About the author
Peter Carlson is an American journalist and historian. After 22 years as a Washington Post, reporter, he is now a columnist for American History magazine. He is the author of three books—"K Blows Top," a non-fiction comedy about Nikita Khrushchev's 1959 trip across America; "Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy," the true story of two Yankee reporters who were captured during the Civil War and escaped from a Confederate prison; and "Roughneck," a biography of Big Bill Haywood, the radical American labor leader.