AOT #514: Juan Thompson Podcasts Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson
Denver author Juan Thompson, who grew up in Woody Creek, Colorado with his father, Hunter S. Thompson, reads from and discusses his new memoir Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson.
“A tender but tough tale of growing up as the son of the fearsome, charismatic and unrestrained writer, Hunter S. Thompson. At the peak of his career, Hunter was a terrifying and neglectful parent, wreaking all kinds of damage on his family, but as his talent waned he learned to be a dutiful father, and doting grandparent. All of this is observed acutely in painful and loving detail, in a book that will be seen as an essential piece of the Thompson history and also in its own right as a classic memoir of growing up weird.” – Jann Wenner, co-founder and publisher of Rolling Stone