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Hunter S. Thompson: An Insider's View of Deranged, Depraved, Drugged Out Brilliance
 
 
Author
Jay Cowan.
Publisher Lyons Press  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781599213576
Pages/Publication Date 252/2009
Daedalus Item Code 22923
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From military sportswriter to roving correspondent for the National Observer, from quasi Hell's Angel to counterculture author and gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson led a life of legend. Jay Cowan was not merely an observer, he was a friend and confidant to Thompson for three decades, part of which he spent living as a caretaker on Thompson's Owl Farm compound in Colorado. Cowan paints a sensitive portrait of a man who redefined participatory journalism, who captured the decadence and depravity of an era, and who generally consumed more drugs and alcohol than any other living creature on the planet. Along with insights into Thompson's creative and destructive impulses, Cowan also recounts how his intimacy led him into numerous knife-edge situations, from standing as an uncomfortable witness to the turmoil of the writer's various relationships, to hoping Thompson was thinking clearly when handling his guns.

"Imagine Hunter Thompson as your landlord ... as your next door neighbor. Jay Cowan spent several years living just a few yards away from Hunter and lived to tell this tale. With insight and grace, he shows us what Hunter S. Thompson was like off-stage. He also shows how this much-misunderstood man was underestimated as a craftsman. This book brims with madness and affection, not to mention fear and loathing. All gonzo fans will treasure this monumentally entertaining story."óWilliam McKeen

 
 
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