Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson

Edited by Beef Torrey

Edited by Kevin Simonson

240 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, introduction, chronology, index

978-1-934110-77-5 Paper $25.00T

Paper, $25.00

"Wild Turkey and tobacco are the only drugs I use regularly when I write. . . . The only drug I really count on is adrenaline. I'm basically an adrenaline junkie."

In 1971, the outlandish originator of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) commandeered the international literary limelight with his best-selling, comic masterpiece Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Following his 1966 debut Hell's Angels, Thompson displayed an uncanny flair for inserting himself into the epicenter of major sociopolitical events of our generation. His audacious, satirical, ranting screeds on American culture have been widely read and admired. Whether in books, essays, or collections of his correspondence, his raging and incisive voice and writing style are unmistakable.

Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson is the first compilation of selected personal interviews that traces the trajectory of his prolific and much-publicized career. These engaging exchanges reveal Thompson's determination, self-indulgence, energy, outrageous wit, ire, and passions as he discusses his life and work.

Beef Torrey is the editor of Conversations with Thomas McGuane and co-editor of the forthcoming Jim Harrison: A Comprehensive Bibliography. Kevin Simonson has been published in SPIN, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, and Hustler.

Photograph--Hunter S. Thompson, courtesy Gary Isaacs

240 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, introduction, chronology, index