The Life of Hunter S. Thompson. / By Jann S. Wenner and Corey Seymour
I am taking this moment to riff on Joe Klein’s review of the recently published biography of Hunter S. Thompson. ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ is a book that had a profound effect on the direction of my life. I spent one summer in the early 80’s living in that book due to the fact that there were no drugs to be had on the barren coast of New Hampshire at the time.
In many respects, the time could not be more timely for such a memorial to the giant of journalism. We are living in a period of great crisis for the media, a time of cynicism in which the need for visionaries who are not shills for global big corporate, who have the guts to steer through the difficult and dangerous waters of ‘truth’ and ‘freedom’.
Bigs words, spoken by this author, a tiny voice in the great wilderness, my words being the sounds of broken claws scrabbling about the rocks, unheard and distant, relevant, none the less….
Link to New York Times Book Review