where the writers are
A Grievous Angel, a Busy Ghost
Date of Review: 
Neil Strauss
New York Times

Re: Gram Parsons:
All this is quite a résumé for someone who didn't even live as long as Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix or Jim Morrison. Parsons died from taking too much morphine and drinking too much tequila in a motel near Joshua Tree State Park in California in 1973. He was 26. His death, and the bizarre adventure that ensued when his road manager stole the body and burned it in the desert (in keeping with a pact he had made with Parsons), is the subject of a movie currently in production, ''Grand Theft Parsons,'' starring Johnny Knoxville of the television show and movie ''Jackass.'' In the meantime, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones recently bought the movie rights to the definitive biography, ''Hickory Wind: The Life and Times of Gram Parsons'' by Ben Fong-Torres.