Category: Investments & Securities
- Type: Paperback
- Pages: none
- ISBN: none
- ASIN: 9781455841943
- Edition Language: English
вЂњBuy the ticket, take the ride,вЂќ was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it pretty much defined both his work and his life. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home.Jann S. Wenner, the outlaw journalistвЂ™s friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles that begin with ThompsonвЂ™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 ThompsonвЂ™s remarkable coverage of the 1972 presidential campaignвЂ”a miracle of journalism under pressureвЂ”and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon, his bГЄte noire; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.Woven throughout is selected correspondence between Wenner and Thompson, most of it never before published. It traces the evolution of a personal and professional relationship that helped redefine modern American journalism, and also presents Thompson through a new prism as he pursued his lifelong obsession: The life and death of the American Dream.