Ed Driscoll

The Final Days

“My cell phone rang, and I could tell Anita Thompson was crying…’The L.A. Times just did a piece … It’s just so wrong'”:

“He wrote more in the final five years of his life than he did in the previous 15 years of his life,” said Mrs. Thompson, who . . . is currently working with Tulane University professor Douglas Brinkley on a collection of her husband’s interviews to be published next year.

“Some of Hunter’s most astute writing was in those ESPN columns,” she said.

Really? This wasn’t exactly one of Dr. Gonzo’s more astute moments.

…Or maybe it was, which would make his latter days all the more wistful in retrospect.