Are there embarrassing details about Hunter S. Thompson that aren’t part of the public record?
Posted by: Keir Graff
Anita Thompson doesn’t like Jann Wenner’s book about her late husband, Hunter S. Thompson. (Booklist‘s Donna Seaman did like the book, quite a bit.) From The New York Daily News (“Widow’s fear & loathing over Hunter S. Thompson bio,” Rush & Molloy):
“There are beautiful parts in [Wenner's] book, but it sensationalizes Hunter unecessarily. It’s meant to portray him as losing his mind at the end, but he was not. He was just as kind and decent and brilliant as when he was younger.
“She’s attacking the book because she’s not in it,” Wenner told us. “We just took her out. We took her narrative thread out and had other people tell the story. Anita and I get along fine, but she has an exaggerated sense of who she was in terms of Hunter. She had another kind of role.”