Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson was a gonzo journalist and sports writer known for his books such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72. He first gained prominence for his book Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in 1966. He ran for sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado in 1970 on his own “Freak Power” ticket. He committed suicide February 20, 2005.
The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved (PDF) Still one of my favorites pieces by Thompson.