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In this collection of twisted parables and outlaw adventures, Thompson writes about his early run-ins with agents of authority and the lessons learned; his stint in the Air Force and the beginning of his journalism career; his unsuccessful, though illuminating, bid for Sheriff of Aspen, Colorado in 1970 as the Freak Power candidate; the casualties and unintended consequences thus far in the War on Terror; and numerous examples of present-day injustice and hypocrisy--all with his characteristic mix of brutal frankness laced with humor. He also offers his own take on state of the Union: "The prevailing quality of life in America--by any accepted methods of measuring--was inarguably freer and more politically open under Nixon than it is today in this evil year of Our Lord 2002." Thompson continues to make even the most deadly serious subject matter endlessly entertaining. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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HST forces you to at least briefly glimpse at this serious topic in this book by getting you to enj oy doing so through his humorous and frenzied writing style.
Reading this book one gets the sense that the Doc feels that The Odds are now Prohibitive of the good guys ever emerging Victorious.
I have just started getting into this one, right in line with other works.Published 1 month ago by Ken S.
Came quickly to me. Love them! Thanks! I would definitely use them again.Published 2 months ago by Sue Ellen Meredith
The only “memoir” part of this “memoir” is the beginning where Thompson gives an anecdote that may be true about how he became skeptical of authority at 9 years old. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Loves the View