Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness
For decades, Hunter S. Thompson galvanized American journalism with his acerbic wit, radical ideas, and gonzo tactics. He continued his reign as ‘the Unabomber of contemporary letters’ (Time) with Hey Rube. Fear, greed, and action abound in this hilarious, thought-provoking compilation as Thompson doles out searing indictments and uproarious rants while providing brilliant commentary on politics, sex, and sports – at times all in the same column.
Filled with critics’ favorites, as well as never-before-published columns, Hey Rube follows Thompson through the beginning of the new century. Hey Rube gives us a look at the gonzo journalist in his most organic form – unbridled, astute, and irreverent.
‘Thompson is a genuinely unique figure in American journalism, a superb comic writer and a ferociously outspoken social and political critic’ Washington Post
‘Punctuated by moments of brilliant iconoclasm, as well as profound questions for our age’ San Francisco Chronicle