Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson

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Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson

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Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9781455841899

ISBN-10: 1455841897

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?Buy the ticket, take the ride, ? 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 journalist's friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles that begin with Thompson'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 Thompson's remarkable coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign ? a miracle of journalism under pressure ? and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon, his b?te 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.

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Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publish Date: Oct 2011
ISBN-13: 9781455841899
ISBN-10: 1455841897
Format: CD/Spoken Word
Number of Pages: 0
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
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Biography of Gigante, Phil

Phil Gigante has narrated over 70 audiobooks including Audie Award winner The Dark Highlander, Savage Season, and The Defector. He is also an actor, director and producer with over 20 years experience in theatre, film, television, and radio. Based in Chicago for many years, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children's Theatre.

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Review by Library Journal (2011-11-15)

Thompson published his first article in Rolling Stone in 1970, documenting his campaign for sheriff and the rise of what he called "freak power" in Aspen, CO. He would continue to be a prolific contributor to the magazine throughout the 1970s from his infamous "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1971) to his political journalism beginning with his coverage of the Nixon-McGovern presidential campaign in 1972 and lasting until 2004, a year before his death.

Thompson was one of the best practitioners of "new journalism" and what he called gon zo journalism, which blends fact and fiction to get to deeper truths. Rolling Stone's cofounder and publisher, Wenner, edits this collection of Thompson's Rolling Stone pieces. It includes not only Thompson's writings for the magazine but the two men's correspondence, deepening our understanding of how they worked together.

Verdict: Thompson's iconic voice remains fresh, vibrant, and relevant, also enabling today's readers to gain perspective on over 30 years of political and cultural change.

-Jessica Moran, California State Archives, Sacramento

(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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“Buy the ticket, take the ride,” 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 journalist’s friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles that begin with Thompson’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 Thompson’s remarkable coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign — a miracle of journalism under pressure — and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon, his bête 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.

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