Outlaw Journalist by William McKeen
The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

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“Gets it all in: the boozing and drugging . . . but also the intelligence, the loyalty, the inherent decency.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

Hunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb under the staid field of journalism with his magazine pieces and revelatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In Outlaw Journalist, the famous inventor of Gonzo journalism is portrayed as never before. Through in-depth interviews with Thompson’s associates, William McKeen gets behind the drinking and the drugs to show the man and the writer—one who was happy to be considered an outlaw and for whom the calling of journalism was life.

About William McKeen

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William McKeen is the author of Highway 61 and editor of Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay . A journalism professor at the University of Florida, he lives with his family near Wacahoota, Florida.
Published July 13, 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company. 463 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Tampa Bay Times

British artist Ralph Steadman and Chicano activist Oscar Zeta Acosta, both of whom figure so prominently in Thompson's best-known book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, also contributed more to the oeuvre than Thompson might have wished to acknowledge.

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