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By Christopher Hitchens, Anita Thompson
Bristling with encouraged observations and wild anecdotes, this primary assortment bargains a special perception into the voice and brain of the inimitable Hunter S. Thompson, as recorded within the pages of Playboy, The Paris Review, Esquire, and in other places.
Fearless and unsparing, the interviews element the most storied episodes of Thompson’s lifestyles: a savage beating by the hands of the Hells Angels, conversing soccer with Nixon at the 1972 crusade path (the in basic terms time in twenty years of hearing the treacherous bastard that I knew he wasn’t lying”), and his not going run for sheriff of Aspen. in different places, passionate tirades approximately journalism, tradition, weapons, medicinal drugs, and the legislation show off Thompson’s voice at its fiercest.
Arranged chronologically, and prefaced with Anita Thompson’s relocating account of her husband’s final years, the interviews current Hunter in all his fractured brilliance and supply a superb portrait of his instances.
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I wonder just how far I’m willing to go with McGovern just to beat Nixon. Phone Caller #1: Well it’s hard to say. HST: Well, we have to say! We have two months. Phone Caller #1: There’s time, but I get pressure from people I know that have nothing to do with politics at all. I did vote for him in the primary, I did a little work for him. I’m sort of in the middle. I’m prepared to involve myself in this type of politics. But sometimes they make it very difficult to do it. Jerry Williams: I think we have the gist of that.
But he’d pay heavy for it and damn well remember the day he tried it. Playboy: Are you the only journalist in America who’s ridden with both Richard Nixon and the Hell’s Angels? HST: I must be. Who else would claim a thing like that? Hell, who else would admit it? Playboy: Which was more frightening? HST: The Angels. Nobody can throw a gut-level, king-hell scare into you like a Hell’s Angel with a pair of pliers hanging from his belt that he uses to pull out people’s teeth in midnight diners. Some of them wear the teeth on their belts, too.
HST: No. That is a totally wrong analysis, I think. I was with McGovern at the first debate and something that doesn’t come across too often in public—I’ve never seen him angry before; I’ve never seen him almost trembling. When he came out, after they took the makeup off for the CBS videos he was almost in a trembling rage. ” George couldn’t believe Humphrey would have come on him like that, with these obvious debate tactics and absolutely false charges, which Humphrey knew were wrong and so did McGovern.