At eighteen, Paul Mountain pissed on his academic scholarship to the University of Minnesota and fled to Boulder, Colorado without money, family or prospects. In a cramped one-bedroom apartment with two other dudes, Paul's life was youth unbridled, impulsive, and without remorse. Perfect, in other words.
Within a year, Paul finds himself in a tiny cabin with his new girlfriend in a Rocky Mountain ghost town, convinced he can write his way out of poverty before buying his first legal drink. He was wrong. He was wrong about a great many things.
In his whirlwind comedic memoir, Paul escorts the reader on his rabid quest for anything to avoid the looming bondage of adult responsibility and shares his coming of age set against the backdrop of the final decade before the tech revolution. Pepperoni, Jalapenos & LSD is a story filled with women, drugs, old motorcycles, speed junkies, crime, sex, mountaintops, poverty, more sex, long blasts down empty ski slopes and laugh out loud happiness. More than anything, it's a story of embracing recklessness, for as Paul notes, "The day will soon come when the cigarettes finally take hold, the doctor shouts, 'Cancer ', and God's gavel falls, sentencing me to death and who the f*** knows what else. Probably hell, but I'm hoping for a clerical error, the great celestial typo."