Hitchhiking on the Proud Highway: Hunter S. Thompson and an American Past-time

By Jack Reid In 1963, a young Hunter S. Thompson published a thoughtful eulogy to a beloved pastime of his titled, “The Extinct Hitchhiker.”  Thompson had taken a keen interest in hitchhiking five years earlier after reading On the Road as a twenty-one-year-old living in New York City. Although Thompson would come to be knownContinue reading “Hitchhiking on the Proud Highway: Hunter S. Thompson and an American Past-time”