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Hunter S. Thompson

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HUNTER S. THOMPSON (1937-2005) was the inventor and pretty much the sole practitioner of Gonzo journalism. His first book, Hell’s Angels, is the definitive work on the motorcycle gang. Gonzo was born with the 1970 magazine article, The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved, and reached a peak with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. His reporting on the 1972 campaign trail earned him accolades for being unafraid to tell the wretched truth about politics.  On the basis of those pioneering works, Thompson became a celebrity and lived a life of wild abandon. When he killed himself, he left a note saying “No more fun.”


DAVID STREITFELD is the editor of The Last Interview books on Gabriel García Márquez, Philip K. Dick and J.D. Salinger, all published by Melville House. He is a reporter for The New York Times, where in 2013 he was part of the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family and too many books.

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Hunter S. Thompson: The Last Interview book cover

Hunter S. Thompson: The Last Interview

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The Boys on the Bus book cover

The Boys on the Bus

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Better Than Sex book cover

Better Than Sex

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Proud Highway book cover

Proud Highway

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Hell's Angels book cover

Hell's Angels

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Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 book cover

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

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Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone book cover

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

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Fear and Loathing in America book cover

Fear and Loathing in America

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Hey Rube book cover

Hey Rube

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Kingdom of Fear book cover

Kingdom of Fear

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The Rum Diary book cover

The Rum Diary

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The Great Shark Hunt book cover

The Great Shark Hunt

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Generation of Swine book cover

Generation of Swine

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Songs of the Doomed book cover

Songs of the Doomed

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas book cover

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Screwjack

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Death of a Poet

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Mescalito

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