When the Going Gets Weird by Peter O. Whitmer
The Twisted Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson : A Very Unauthorized Biography

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A look at the life and lunacy of the well-known journalist traces the people and events that shaped Thompson's life, describing his troubled Kentucky childhood, his life in New York City in the 1950s, his encounters with Kesey and others, and his writing.
 

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Published April 8, 1993 by Hyperion. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The third in a recent spate of unauthorized biographies of outlaw journalist Hunter Thompson, this is hands-down the best-- most balanced in its assessment of both the writer and his era, and better written and more deeply researched than either Paul Perry's Fear and Loathing or Jean E.

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Whitmer ( Aquarius Revisited ) weighs in here with the third in the recent spate of unsuccessful unauthorized biographies of legendary gonzo journalist Thompson.

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Though Whitmer can write stylishly, he sketches the life and work of legendary gonzo jouralist Thompson with little depth.

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