Was This Really Hunter S. Thompson’s Crazy, Daily, Drug And Drink-Filled Routine?

Was This Really Hunter S. Thompson’s Crazy, Daily, Drug And Drink-Filled Routine?

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If this is all true, we have to ask: how did Hunter S. Thompson live as long as he did?

E. Jean Carroll, who’s a bit of a character herself, recently made her 1993 Thompson biography Hunter: The Strange And Savage Life Of Hunter S. Thompson, available for free online (here and here). If you ever wondered how much drugs (many drugs?) Hunter did, Carroll’s book begins with the run down of Thompson’s daily drug routine.

Johnny Depp, Vincent Gallo, and Hunter Thompson in 1996 (my God, what an incredible photo).

I have heard the biographers of Harry S. Truman, Catherine the Great, etc., etc., say they would give anything if their subjects were alive so they could ask them some questions. I, on the other hand, would give anything if my subject were dead.

He should be. Oh, yes. Look at his daily routine:

3:00 p.m. rise

3:05 Chivas Regal with the morning papers, Dunhills

3:45 cocaine

3:50 another glass of Chivas, Dunhill

4:05 first cup of coffee, Dunhill

4:15 cocaine

4:16 orange juice, Dunhill

4:30 cocaine

4:54 cocaine

5:05 cocaine

5:11 coffee, Dunhills

5:30 more ice in the Chivas

5:45 cocaine, etc., etc.

6:00 grass to take the edge off the day

7:05 Woody Creek Tavern for lunch-Heineken, two margaritas, coleslaw, a taco salad, a double order of fried onion rings, carrot cake, ice cream, a bean fritter, Dunhills, another Heineken, cocaine, and for the ride home, a snow cone (a glass of shredded ice over which is poured three or four jig­gers of Chivas.)

9:00 starts snorting cocaine seriously

10:00 drops acid

11:00 Chartreuse, cocaine, grass

11:30 cocaine, etc, etc.

12:00 midnight, Hunter S. Thompson is ready to write

12:05-6:00 a.m. Chartreuse, cocaine, grass, Chivas, coffee, Heineken, clove cigarettes, grapefruit, Dunhills, orange juice, gin, continuous pornographic movies.

6:00 the hot tub-champagne, Dove Bars, fettuccine Alfredo

8:00 Halcyon

8:20 sleep


The 1978 Omnibus documentary on Hunter S. Thompson.


Sources: Complex | Dangerous Minds | Uproxx

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