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Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

 
 
 
 
Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson
Author: William McKeen
ISBN 13: 9780393335453
ISBN 10: 393335453
Edition: 1 Reprint
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2009-07-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $16.95
 
 

“Gets it all in: the boozing and drugging . . . but also the intelligence, the loyalty, the inherent decency.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

The Washington Post - Jonathan Yardley

A professor of journalism at the University of Florida, [McKeen] is susceptible to moments of Hunter-worship…but manages to tell Thompson's story in a straightforward way. Certainly, he gets it all in: the boozing and drugging, the histrionics, the womanizing, the violence, but also the intelligence, the loyalty, the inherent decency. Over the long haul, Thompson won't be much more than a footnote in American literary history, but in his day he set off plenty of explosions, and he was a lot of fun to watch. At his best, he was even more fun to read.