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Stories I Tell Myself
Author: Juan F Thompson

ISBN: 9780307265357
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 5 January 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 15.0 x 2.8
Description:
Hunter S. Thompson, smart hillbilly, boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U.S. Air Force (Airmen Second Class), copy boy for "Time, " writer for "The National Observer, "et cetera. From the outset he was the Wild Man of American journalism with a journalistic appetite that touched on subjects that drove his sense of justice and intrigue, from biker gangs and 1960s counterculture to presidential campaigns and psychedelic drugs. He lived larger than life and pulled it up around him in a mad effort to make it as electric, anger-ridden, and drug-fueled as possible. Now Juan Thompson tells the story of his father and of their getting to know each other during their forty-one fraught years together. He writes of the many dark times, of how far they ricocheted away from each other, and of how they found their way back before it was too late. He writes of growing up in an old farmhouse in a narrow mountain valley outside of Aspen Woody Creek, Colorado, a ranching community with Hereford cattle and clover fields . . . of the p...

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