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Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America’s most influential and incisive journalists—Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a who’s who of luminaries, from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez—not to mention his mother, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper editors—Thompson vividly catches the tenor of the times in 1960s America and channels it all through his own razor-sharp perspective.

Passionate in their admiration, merciless in their scorn, and never anything less than fascinating, the dispatches of The Proud Highway offer an unprecedented and penetrating gaze into the evolution of the most outrageous raconteur/provocateur ever to assault a typewriter.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Another insightful masterpiece from the finest southern gentleman since Colonel Harland Sanders. Read these letters but do not, under any circumstances, give this man your number.”

    Johnny Depp

  • “Takes the air out of airmail and replaces it with pure, compressed, explosive hydrogen…You’ve never gotten any letters like these.”

    P. J. O’Rourke

  • “Deliriously entertaining.”


  • “Wicked humor and bracing political conviction.”

    New York Times

  • Proud Highway proves as meaty as most bios on Thompson—and way more fun.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Brilliantly bizarre…A celebration of the ’60s.”

    USA Today

  • “We get overdosed with surprises…Astonishing.”


  • “Some of the finest political and social writing of our times.”

    Seattle Times

  • “For its bile and outrageousness…this is peerless…By turns exasperating and entertaining, this is also a devastating portrait of the writer as an incorrigible outsider.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Thompson enjoyed messing up wherever he could, but he never lost a grip on his desire to become a damn good writer. This is a shot in the liver for struggling writers and a searing testimony to an important moment in American journalism. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “This collection rivals any Thompson biography.”


  • “Fear and loathing, aphorism and malediction, mischief and indigence fill this galvanically gonzo collection of Thompson’s early letters.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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