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

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...therein lies the counter-cultural allure of Hunter S Thompson, which this compendium of Thompson's work for Rolling Stone over a 34-year period does little to dissipate. That he popularised a new, exciting form of gonzo journalism, where the profane, hyperactive writer was at the heart of the story, is without question.
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From the bestselling author of The Rum Diary and king of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson, comes the definitive collection of the journalist’s finest work from Rolling Stone. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home.

“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. Jann S. Wenner, the outlaw journalist’s friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles—and a wealth of never- before-seen correspondence and internal memos from Hunter’s storied tenure at Rolling Stone—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 and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The definitive volume of Hunter S. Thompson’s work published in the magazine, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone traces the evolution of a personal and professional relationship that helped redefine modern American journalism, presenting Thompson through a new prism as he pursued his lifelong obsession: The life and death of the American Dream.
 

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Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Hell's Angels", Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone", Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72", The Rum Diary", and Better than Sex". He died in February 2005. Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. His most recent books are The Quiet World, The Wilderness Warrior, and The Great Deluge. Six of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He lives in Texas.
 
Published October 25, 2011 by Simon & Schuster. 594 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Ben East on Jan 05 2013

...therein lies the counter-cultural allure of Hunter S Thompson, which this compendium of Thompson's work for Rolling Stone over a 34-year period does little to dissipate. That he popularised a new, exciting form of gonzo journalism, where the profane, hyperactive writer was at the heart of the story, is without question.

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Reviewed by Ben East on Jan 06 2013

That he popularised a new, exciting form of gonzo journalism, where the profane, hyperactive writer was at the heart of the story, is without question.

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