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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.
"It never got weird enough for me,” is what Hunter S. Thompson said about his life in this memoir. I would also have to agree. Read morePublished 3 months ago by alaina
To enjoy the writing one must appreciate the man. With this book I have read Hunter's entire library, what they published anyway, and it definitely stands out as one off the better... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
Yeah, there's some recycled material in here, but that's like complaining about a Beatles album using some of the same great songs over and over again and those great songs never... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Yellowbananababy
A beautiful, new, sleek copy by a great writer. For the price it's fine by me. Paperbacks can often go for more, and this is an otherwise somewhat difficult-to-find book in... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ryan
It's a wonderful study of gonzo writing when reading Hunter S. Thompson. I used to not want to read his writing because his lifestyle made me uncomfortable, but when I approach... Read morePublished 9 months ago by shoeshopper
this is the best.............if you want to REALLY understand journalism read this and all the rest of his books....fear and loathing at its best!Published 11 months ago by matthew murphy
If I'd have been told pages 185 and 186 had been cut out of the book, I would have chosen a different one. I think that was probably a simple oversight on the part of the seller. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ron