Globe Pequot / Lyons Press
978-1-59921-969-1 • Paperback • January 2010 • $14.95 • (£11.99)
Jay Cowan, who was caretaker on Hunter S. Thompson's ranch and a trusted friend, has published more than 500 articles in magazines and newspapers from Outside to Sports Illustrated to Newsday. Editor in chief at Aspen Sojourner magazine, he is the recipient of several writing awards.
“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.”
Inside the legendary writer's most productive (and profligate) period