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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 judicial system. 

Hey Rube gives us a lasting look at the gonzo journalist in his most organic form—unbridled, astute, and irreverent.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “This compilation…has fear and loathing in it, of course, but beneath its ornery doomsday facade is a message of hope: What happens in the stadiums and field houses of America is probably beyond your control, but what happens in the city councils and statehouses is up to you.”

    Playboy

  • “This collection of rants and reflections, taken from the king of gonzo journalism’s new sports column at ESPN.com, displays an energy and humor lacking in some of his more recent collections and should please both his old and new fans enormously.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “what is collected here are Thompson’s popular ESPN.com columns; more specifically, the essays are about sports events and figures and what sports means in today’s society, but he uses the broad subject of sports to launch into commenting humorously, fiercely, and quite intelligently on politics and sex.” 

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