Outlaw Journalist: Hunter S. Thompson Book, Another

August 18th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Like Wild Turkey into the Good Doc’s mouth, so too go tomes about Hunter S. Thompson on the bookshelves.

The most recent disciple to weigh in is William McKeen, a friend of Thompson’s.

Outlaw Journalist The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson by William McKeen

I am clinically obsessed with Hunter S. Thompson. The man and the myth.

But mostly the writing.

So it is with slight fear of being labeled a poseur that I frequently don aviator sunglasses and a red Las Vegas visor. It is with a smirking pride that my neighbors start calling me “Hunter” when I’m out on the balcony howling at the moon in aforementioned accoutrement and a t-shirt that reads, “Fuck Ya’ll I’m From Texas.”

But such fears are unfounded, unmerited, and unfair. HST gleamed his infamous cigarette holder from FDR. Bob Dylan imitated Woody Guthrie. These facts alone exonerate my behavior.

But more importantly, I consistently encounter people who are inexplicably unaware of who Hunter S. Thompson is. And this in the post-Deppized world that we live in.

So I will continue to be a manic imitator and proponent of Thompson.

And I will most assuredly read Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson.

Not to be confused with Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson.

Or Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson.

Or The Gonzo Way: A Celebration of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.

Or whatever the next one will be.

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2 Responses to “Outlaw Journalist: Hunter S. Thompson Book, Another”

  1. I am currently working on a compilation/analysis of all of the people writing on the subject of HST. The working title is “Gay for Gonzo, Neo-Gonzo Interpretations of Post-Gonzo Yammering and Narration” – look for it in bookstores soon!

  2. Complimentary to Scott’s work, I’m opening up a rehabilitation center for HST addicts. We’re all so looking forward to Gay for Gonzo.

    10% off James. ;)

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