Few American lives are stranger or wilder than that of Hunter S.
Thompson. Born a rebel in Kentucky, Thompson spent a lifetime channelling his energy into such landmark works as FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS - and his provocative style revolutionised writing. Now, for the first time ever, Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour have interviewed Thompson's friends, family and colleagues and woven their memories into a brilliant oral biography.
From Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger, to Ralph Steadman, to Jack Nicholson, more than 100 members of Thompson's inner circle bring into vivid focus the life of a man who was more complicated and talented than any previous portrait has shown. It's all here: the creative frenzies, the love affairs, the drugs, booze and guns, and, ultimately, the tragic suicide.
As Thompson was fond of saying, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages, Section: 16, b/w
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/11/2007
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9781847441911