|Juan F. Thompson.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||288 / 2016|
The original wild man of journalism, Hunter S. Thompson submerged himself into the darkest corners of American enterprise, politics, and counterculture. It wasn't an act—Thompson was no less wild at home, as his son Juan reveals in this closeup biography. "At the peak of his career, Hunter was a terrifying and neglectful parent, wreaking all kinds of damage on his family," notes Jann Wenner, who published much of Thompson's work in Rolling Stone, "but as his talent waned he learned to be a dutiful father, and doting grandparent. All of this is observed acutely in painful and loving detail, in a book that will be seen as an essential piece of the Thompson history and also in its own right as a classic memoir of growing up weird."