“I have spent half my life trying to get away from journalism but I am still mired in it — a low trade and a habit worse than heroin, a strange seedy world full of misfits and drunkards and failures. A group photo of the Top 10 journalists in America on any given day would be a monument to human ugliness.
“It is not a trade that attracts a lot of slick people; none of the Calvin Klein crowd or international jet set types.
“The sun will set in a blazing red sky to the east of Casablanca before a journalist appears on the cover of People magazine.”
– Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo Journalist