JOHN WILCOCK: A Xmas Letter From Hunter S. Thompson

A holiday letter to John Wilcock from Hunter S. Thompson (written exactly fifty years ago this week!) - Describing Thompson's intentions to run for sheriff of Aspen and Joe Edwards' nearly successful run for Mayor.

Read John's previous encounter with Hunter here.

From John Wilcock, New York Years, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.

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Letters of Note finally in print

Letters of Note, the most excellent blog collecting intriguing letters sent by noteworthy persons, is finally to be an excellent book.

"This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher's eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery. Mordant, hilarious, poignant, enlightening—surprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks, this handsome hardcover is a visual treat too, making Letters of Note an utterly distinctive gift, and an instant classic."

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