Sports, politics, and sex collide in Hunter S. Thompson’s wildly popular ESPN.com columns.
Insightful, incendiary, outrageously brilliant: such was the man who
galvanized American journalism with his radical ideas and gonzo tactics.
For over half a century, Hunter S. Thompson devastated his readers with
his acerbic wit and uncanny grasp of politics and history. His reign as “The Unabomber of Contemporary Letters” (Time) is more legendary than ever 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 commentary on politics, sex, and sports—at
times all in the same column.
With an enlightening foreword by ESPN executive editor John Walsh, critics’ favorites, and never-before-published columns, Hey Rube
follows Thompson through the beginning of the new century, revealing
his queasiness over the 2000 election (“rigged and fixed from the
start”); his take on professional sports (to improve Major League
Baseball, “eliminate the pitcher”); and his myriad controversial opinions
and brutally honest observations on issues plaguing America—including the Bush administration and the inequities within the American
Hey Rube gives us a lasting look at the gonzo journalist in his most organic form—unbridled, astute, and irreverent.
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