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Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone : The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson (Reprint) (Paperback)

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From the bestselling author of The Rum Diary and king of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson, comes the definitive collection of the journalist’s finest work fromRolling Stone. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home.“Buy the ticket, take the ride,” was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it pretty much defined both his work and his life. Jann S. Wenner, the outlaw journalist’s friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles—and a wealth of never- before-seen correspondence and internal memos from Hunter’s storied tenure atRolling Stone—that begin with Thompson’s infamous run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Party ticket in 1970 and end with his final piece on the Bush-Kerry showdown of 2004. In between is Thompson’s remarkable coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece,Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The definitive volume of Hunter S. Thompson’s work published in the magazine,Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone traces the evolution of a personal and professional relationship that helped redefine modern American journalism, presenting Thompson through a new prism as he pursued his lifelong obsession: The life and death of the American Dream.
?A tome as varied and enthralling in its contents as Thompson's satchel? (Men's Journal), this is the definitive volume of Hunter S. Thompson's articles published in Rolling Stone, including a wealth of never before seen correspondence and internal memos from his storied tenure there.

?Buy the ticket, take the ride,? was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it pretty much defined both his work and his life. Jann S. Wenner, the outlaw journalist's friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles that begin with Thompson's infamous run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Party ticket in 1970 and end with his final piece on the Bush-Kerry showdown of 2004. In between is Thompson's remarkable coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

     Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone traces the evolution of a personal and professional relationship that helped redefine modern American journalism, presenting Thompson through a new prism as he pursued his lifelong obsession: The life and death of the American Dream.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 572
Genre: Literary Collections, Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Essays, Popular Culture, Editors + Journalists + Publishers, Journalism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Language: English
Street Date: October 16, 2012
TCIN: 14252141
UPC: 9781439165966
Item Number (DPCI): 248-80-9768
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