Larry Sloman

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Larry Sloman
Ratso Sloman at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Sloman at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Pen name Larry "Ratso" Sloman
Occupation Writer
Nationality American

Larry "Ratso" Sloman is a New York-based author best known for his collaboration with Howard Stern on the radio personality's two best-selling books, Private Parts and Miss America. He also appears in all of Kinky Friedman's mystery novels as the Dr. Watson to Kinky's Sherlock. Sloman wrote an account of Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour, On the Road with Bob Dylan. He has also penned Reefer Madness, a history of marijuana use in the United States, Thin Ice, an account of one season with the New York Rangers hockey team, Steal This Dream, an oral biography of Abbie Hoffman.

His book The Secret Life of Houdini, written with magic historian William Kalush, presented research that attempted to prove that early 20th-century American magician Harry Houdini was a spy. The authors also raised the possibility that Houdini had been murdered by a cabal of Spiritualists, prompting Houdini's great-nephew to call for an exhumation of the magician's body to test for poisoning. Sloman's other collaborations include Mysterious Stranger, with the magician David Blaine and Scar Tissue, the autobiography of the Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis.

Starting in 1985, for a few years Sloman served as executive editor of National Lampoon magazine.

Bibliography[edit]

Mike Tyson; Larry Sloman (2013) Undisputed Truth

References and notes[edit]

  1. Bienstock, David (2003-01-27). "Bob and Ratso: Larry Sloman goes On the Road with Bob Dylan.". High Times. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  2. "Larry Sloman". Bold Type. Random House. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 

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