Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness : Modern History from the Sports Desk
Sports, politics, and sex collide in Hunter S. Thompson s wildly popular ESPN.com columns. From the author of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and father of Gonzo journalism comes "Hey Rube."
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BenKline - LibraryThing
Great typical fun from the Good Doc, Hunter S. Thompson. Interesting to read his old bits and pieces from ESPN.com of 2000-2003 sports, and gambling, and politics (especially after 9.11). Read full review
Hey RubeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Thompson, the gonzo king, might not be every reader's cup of tea. Some might take offense at his first-person references to sex, drugs, and sundry shady activities. Others might feel that their brains ... Read full review
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Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward S
Hunter S. Thompson
Limited preview - 2011
Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness
Hunter S. Thompson
No preview available - 2012