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December 2021

"High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism—A Review"

Review of a new book about Hunter S. Thompson.

In spite of all this terrible behavior—the entitlement, the egocentricity, the cruelty, the endless wasting of other people’s time, money, and patience—the glamorous myth of the fearless and righteous outlaw journalist persists. To this myth, Wills’s fascinating biography offers limited endorsement, but also a valuable and comprehensive corrective.