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From the Publisher“This is by far the most thought-provoking and honest look at the late outlaw journalist…HUNTER S. THOMPSON is the most cohesive and comprehensive text yet to be written and is well worth the hours.”
—Steve Rosen, CurledUp.com
"Imagine Hunter Thompson as your landlord . . . as your next door neighbor. Jay Cowan spent several years living just a few yards away from Hunter and lived to tell this tale. With insight and grace, he shows us what Hunter S. Thompson was like off-stage. He also shows how this much-misunderstood man was underestimated as a craftsman. This book brims with madness and affection, not to mention fear and loathing. All gonzo fans will treasure this monumentally entertaining story."
—William Mckeen, Author, Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S.Thompson
“Just like he loved Hunter, Warren Zevon would have loved this book.”
Many would like a ringside seat to the life of Hunter Thompson, but Jay Cowan provides something more: he puts you in the ring. Cowan was not merely an observer, but a friend and confidant for over three decades. Part of this time he actually lived on Thompson’s Colorado compound. The writing and chemical consumption that made Thompson famous is all here, but so are many moments when Thompson wasn’t playing to his reputation, so that in the end we have an intimate portrait of the man, good and bad, that only Jay Cowan could provide. Were Thompson able to read Hunter S. Thompson, he may not always like it, but he’d have to admit it’s the truth.
—Scott Lasser, Novelist, Author of "All I Could Get" and "Battle Creek"