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Stories I tell myself : growing up with Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Juan F Thompson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An intimate, close-up portrait of Hunter S. Thompson, fearless outlaw journalist, "avenging proxy for the American polity," whose manic first-person articles and exposés so interwoven with the getting of the story, gave rise to gonzo journalism (gonzagas-"fooled you"; bizarre). A portrait of the man: writer, brother, husband, manic searching soul who grew up with the times he inhabited, and in part created; a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Hunter S Thompson; Hunter S Thompson; Juan F Thompson; Hunter S Thompson; Juan F Thompson; Hunter S Thompson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan F Thompson
ISBN: 9780307265357 0307265358
OCLC Number: 904755991
Description: xii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: My father as a young man --
Memories begin: ages 2 to 10 --
Awakening: ages 10 to 13 --
The breakup --
The in-between time: ages 13 to 18 --
Independence: ages 18 to 24 --
Getting straight: ages 24 to 30 --
Reconciliation: ages 30 to 41 --
The last day --
The funeral --
What changes, what remains the same.
Responsibility: Juan F. Thompson.

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"An intimate, close-up portrait of Hunter S. Thompson, fearless outlaw journalist, "avenging proxy for the American polity," whose manic first-person articles and exposés so interwoven with the getting of the story, gave rise to gonzo journalism (gonzagas-"fooled you"; bizarre). A portrait of the man: writer, brother, husband, manic searching soul who grew up with the times he inhabited, and in part created; a portrait most of all of the father: the alcoholic, drug fueled, charismatic, irresponsible, idealistic, sensitive man, by the son who lived through it all and thrived to tell the dangerous, complex, loving tale"--

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