Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson

Buy the ticket, take the ride, was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it pretty much defined both his work and his life. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home. Jann S. Wenner, the outlaw journalist s friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles that begin with Thompson s infamous run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Party ticket in 1970 and end with his final piece on the Bush-Kerry showdown of 2004. In between is Thompson s remarkable coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign a miracle of journalism under pressure and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon, his bete noire; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Woven throughout is selected correspondence between...

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