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Gets it all in: the boozing and drugging . . . but also the intelligence, the loyalty, the inherent decency. Jonathan Yardley, Washington PostHunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb under the staid field of journalism with his magazine pieces and revelatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In Outlaw Journalist, the famous inventor of Gonzo journalism is portrayed as never before. Through in-depth interviews with Thompsons associates, William McKeen gets behind the drinking and the drugs to show the man and the writerone who was happy to be considered an outlaw and for whom the calling of journalism was life.16 pages of photographs