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Hunter S Thompson’s Letter To The Vancouver Sun Is Golden

WHEN HUNTER S. Thompson applied for a job at the Vancouver Sun, he wrote  a letter. The Ottowa Citizen has published it. Here it is, via David Pescovitz:


October 1, 1958 57 Perry Street New York City


I got a hell of a kick reading the piece Time magazine did this week on The Sun. In addition to wishing you the best of luck, I’d also like to offer my services.

Since I haven’t seen a copy of the “new” Sun yet, I’ll have to make this a tentative offer. I stepped into a dung-hole the last time I took a job with a paper I didn’t know anything about (see enclosed clippings) and I’m not quite ready to go charging up another blind alley.

By the time you get this letter, I’ll have gotten hold of some of the recent issues of The Sun. Unless it looks totally worthless, I’ll let my offer stand. And don’t think that my arrogance is unintentional: it’s just that I’d rather offend you now than after I started working for you.

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Posted: 5th, October 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment