I have always found the life of any book interesting. It is fascinating to track and research the history of a book, from it’s release to it’s newest form. It didn’t occur to me for some time to research the process involved in getting one published. Hunter’s book Better Than Sex. Confessions of a Political […]
It is Jack Nicholson’s birthday today. If you have a copy of Hunter’s Kingdom of Fear have a read of Fear and Loathing at Jack’s House. The Loneliest Place in The World. It begins with…. Happy Birthday, Jack!
Margaret Harrell, in my opinion is a rarity in any world, let alone the HST world. Two of her 9 or 10 books include significant fodder for the discerning Hunter S. Thompson fan. She is a rarity because shortly after you begin reading you realize she is hiding nothing. Her honesty is refreshing. She puts herself at the mercy of […]
I’m not sure if I’m comfortable using the word review. Lets say I’m sharing my thoughts. So here are my thoughts on Margaret Harrell’s latest addition to her memoirs, Keep This Quiet Too!: More Adventures with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, Jan Mensaert (Volume 2 I won’t go on and on. Ya’ll know I’m a fan of Her […]
Peter Richardson teaches California Culture at San Francisco State University. He is editorial director at polipointpress, which publishes trade books on politics and current affairs. He wrote the book American Prophet: The Life and Works of Carey McWilliams, who was (for those who don’t know) the man responsible for getting Hunter to write a Hell’s […]
A lot of people get confused when trying to tell the difference between a Random House 1st edition, 1st – 7th print of Hells Angels, and a book club edition. Someone can get stung badly by buying one of these from a dishonest seller, or buying it from someone and thinking you are getting a bargain. I hope to clear up some […]
This was one of my prized possessions. It’s a 1st edition, 1st print of Fear and Loathing In America. Starting from the top of the page (photo below) the signatures are… Douglas Brinkley (The Editor), Hal Haddon, Ralph Steadman, Anita Thompson, Hunter S. Thompson, Former Senator Gary Hart, George Stranahan, Juan Thompson, and Former Senator George McGovern (With […]