'A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear' reads like a Coen brothers movie – but it's true

'A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear' reads like a Coen brothers movie – but it's true
"A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear" by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling - Public Affairs/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS

Every once in a while, a book comes along that is so darkly comedic, with such a defined sense of place and filled with characters that range from the fascinating to the bizarre to the earnest, that partway through reading, it hits you: This has got to become a Coen brothers movie.That is the feeling you get when flipping through the pages of Vermont-based journalist Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling’s first book, “A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (and Some Bears).” It’s the true story of a group of libertarians who decided to create the libertarian ideal —...

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