Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hells Angel and Beyond


Join us for George Christie's personal insights on his book Exile on Front Street on January 14th at 1:00 p.m. Purchase your copy in advance and bring to the author event for signing. Click here for event details.

A memoir of the Hells Angels motorcycle club from one of its most high-profile leaders.

After forty years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As the president of the high-profile Ventura chapter of the club, he had been the yin to Sonny Barger’s yang. Barger was the reckless figurehead and de facto world leader of the Angels. Christie was the negotiator, the spokesman, the thinker, the guy who smoothed things out. He was the one who carried the Olympic torch and counted movie stars, artists, the Grateful Dead and police chief captains among his friends. But leaving isn’t easy, and within two weeks of retirement he was told he was “out bad,” blackballed by his fellow Angels, prohibited from wearing the club patch, even told he should remove his Death’s Head tattoo.

Now, Christie’s set out to tell his story. Exile on Front Street is the tale of how a middle-class electrician gave up a comfortable job with the Department of Defense and swore allegiance to the Hells Angels. In this action-packed, hard-hitting memoir, he recounts his life as an outlaw biker with the world’s most infamous motorcycle club.

By George Christie
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books 2016
Dimensions: 9.6" x 6.4" x 1.1"