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The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman (Fear & Loathing Letters, #1) Hunter S. Thompson

The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman (Fear & Loathing Letters, #1)

Hunter S. Thompson

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ISBN : 9780747537519
Hardcover
683 pages
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The Proud Highway is the first in an anticipated three- volume collection of the letters of Hunter S. Thompson. It includes letters spanning a 12-year period, during which time Thompson survived his first incarceration, graduated from high school,MoreThe Proud Highway is the first in an anticipated three- volume collection of the letters of Hunter S. Thompson. It includes letters spanning a 12-year period, during which time Thompson survived his first incarceration, graduated from high school, was discharged from the Air Force, drank to excess, wrote prolifically in obscurity and finally achieved notoriety with the publication of Hells Angels, his first successful book. The letters are frantic and comedic, self- righteous and intensely cynical. He writes to friends and family, famous authors he admired and even the president of the United States. As Thompson travels from New York City to Puerto Rico, then on to South America and Northern California, his letters trace the development and refinement of his talent. This collection of Thompsons early writings paints a portrait of the man before words like Gonzo, Doctor and fear and loathing were inextricably linked to his name, revealing the unrestrained ego that serves as the foundation for the talent of this popular and important American writer.