Hunter S. Thompson: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Edited by David Streitfeld

Melville House, 2018

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My 1990 interview with Hunter is included under the title “I Enjoy Drugs.” Other interviewers are Studs Terkel, Curtis Wilkie and Jane Perlez. Streitfeld is a New York Times reporter and he did a splendid job putting this book together

From the publisher’s description:

“Hunter S. Thompson was so outside the box, a new word was invented just to define him: Gonzo. He was a journalist who mocked all the rules, a hell-bent fellow who loved to stomp on his own accelerator, the writer every other writer tried to imitate. In these brutally candid and very funny interviews that range across his fabled career, Thompson reveals himself as mad for politics, which he thought was both the source of the country’s despair and, just maybe, the answer to it. At a moment when politics is once again roiling America, we need Thompson’s guts and wild wisdom more than ever.”

Click here for my interview with Hunter S. Thompson, ‘Doing Time on the Proud Highway.’