Over the course of Hunter S. Thompson’s extraordinary life he was publicly branded a bum, a vandal, a thief, a liar, an addict, a freak and a psychopath. Only some of which are true. Even in the 20th century crowded with celebrity, his legacy remains a brilliantly vital force.
The great American iconoclast, the great American outlaw, the great American hedonist… However you choose to view him, Thompson remains the high-water mark for all social commentators the world over, and a truly fearless champion of individual liberties.
This is his story… the story of a troubled kid from Louisville, Kentucky, who went on to become an international icon. This is a story that charts the legendary heights of so-called “Gonzo Journalism”, plumbs the darkest depths of American politics, and presents a lifestyle beyond imagination.
“No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride.”