Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness

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Pan Macmillan, Mar 22, 2012 - Literary Collections - 272 pages

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.

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I've never been big on sports, just not my scene, so what am I doing reading a collection of sports-related blog posts from ESPN? Because they were written by Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson has been ... Read full review

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Great typical fun from the Good Doc, Hunter S. Thompson. Interesting to read his old bits and pieces from ESPN.com of 2000-2003 sports, and gambling, and politics (especially after 9.11). Read full review

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Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) was an American journalist widely regarded as the father of Gonzo journalism.

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