1. explore-blog:

20-year-old Hunter S. Thompson's superb advice on how to find your purpose and live meaningfully - a fine addition to our ongoing archive of sage advice on life.

    explore-blog:

    20-year-old Hunter S. Thompson's superb advice on how to find your purpose and live meaningfully - a fine addition to our ongoing archive of sage advice on life.

  2. theparisreview:

“At best you affect the consciousness of your time, and so indirectly you affect the history of the time which succeeds you. Of course, you need patience. It takes a long time for sentiments to collect into an action and often they never do. Which is why I was once so ready to conceive of running for mayor of New York. I wanted to make actions rather than effect sentiments. But I’ve come to the middle-aged conclusion that I’m probably better as a writer than a man of action.”
Norman Mailer/Jimmy Breslin Mayoral campaign poster.

    theparisreview:

    “At best you affect the consciousness of your time, and so indirectly you affect the history of the time which succeeds you. Of course, you need patience. It takes a long time for sentiments to collect into an action and often they never do. Which is why I was once so ready to conceive of running for mayor of New York. I wanted to make actions rather than effect sentiments. But I’ve come to the middle-aged conclusion that I’m probably better as a writer than a man of action.”

    Norman Mailer/Jimmy Breslin Mayoral campaign poster.

  3. explore-blog:

    Gay Talese’s outline for the 1966 classic Frank Sinatra Has a Cold, one of the best long-form magazine pieces ever penned, written on a shirt board. 

    ( The Paris Review)

    Still not sure what a shirt board is…

  4. Novelist. Journalist. Brooklynite. 
Happy 90th, Norman. 

    Novelist. Journalist. Brooklynite. 

    Happy 90th, Norman. 

  5. The Edge…there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.

    Hunter S. Thompson

  6. explore-blog:

Hunter S. Thompson’s daily routine, a fine addition to other famous writers’ routines.
(↬ Reddit)

    explore-blog:

    Hunter S. Thompson’s daily routine, a fine addition to other famous writers’ routines.

    ( Reddit)

  7. Artist Ralph Steadman on his relationship with Hunter S. Thompson: like “chalk and cheese.” 

    Artist Ralph Steadman on his relationship with Hunter S. Thompson: like “chalk and cheese.” 

  8. Inside Hunter S. Thompson’s FBI file. 

    Inside Hunter S. Thompson’s FBI file. 

  9. A video tour of Gay Talese’s writing bunker.