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Paul Perry - Fear and Loathing
Airdate: May 29, 1993

About the Author

Paul Perry is the author of several books including On the Bus and Jesus in Egypt, an on-foot exploration of Christ's childhood years. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Outside, The San Francisco Chronicle, Islands Magazine and National Geographic Adventure. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.



About this Book

Fear and Loathing creates a sharp and savvy profile of one of the most provocative voices and distinctive personalities of our time. To Hunter S. Thompson, being a Gonzo journalist means doing whatever it takes to get to the truth; everything from dropping acid with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters in the 60s, to participating in wild orgies and getting his nose broken while chronicling life with the Hell's Angels, to founding the Freak Power Party and running for sheriff of Aspen in 1970. A virtual icon, Thompson has regularly trashed the prime directives of reporting accuracy and objectivity, yet he nonetheless always produces some of the sharpest political and cultural analysis around. Surrounded by submachine guns, fistfuls of colorful pills, and the ubiquitous Wild Turkey, Thompson careens through his life and career, unfolded in this book in all its decadence.