It seems to me that there is danger in being the offspring of someone famous; you are expected to follow along in your parent’s footsteps, to show some glimmer of promise in their field. Sometimes when I see a book on the shelf written by the child of a celebrity I feel bitter; I roll my eyes. I imagine they’re just trying to jump on the fame train.
But when I heard about the new book coming out by Juan F. Thompson, the son of the late father of Gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson, I knew I had to read it. Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up With Hunter S. Thompson was released in January by Knopf.
Starting with his father’s early life, Thompson quickly outlines Hunter’s background and his early success as a writer after writing for the military newspaper. It’s worth noting that if you’re looking for a…
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