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I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
For a loser, Vegas is the meanest town on earth.
Ten years before - even five - I had been the same way. I wanted it all and I wanted it fast and no obstacle was big enough to put me off. Since then I have learned that some things were bigger than they looked from a distance, and now I was not so sure anymore just what I was going to get or even what I deserved.
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
But then just days after it came out, I began to get calls and letters from all over the country saying what a fantastic breakthrough format in journalism. I thought, Jesus Christ.. I guess I shouldn't say anything. In a way it was an almost accidental breakthrough - a whole new style of journalism which now passes for whatever Gonzo is.. accidental and desperation.
Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
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