The apex of dissolution at the peak of human perfection? Who’s to say?

Hunter S. Thompson, author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Rum Diary and shorter collections like Screw-Jack, exemplified the fringe lifestyle of drugs alcohol and reckless abandon. An extract from a ’94 book written by E. Jean Carroll called Hunter: The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson, gives a unique glimpse into a wild day in the life of HST.

Here's what his usual schedule consisted of:

Somewhere between these dunes of blow, oceans of Chivas Regal and bottomless helpings of Fettuccini Alfredo, Thompson managed to find time write and also cover the ’72 election. Man of the year, that guy.

We're not saying this regimen will put individuals on the pathway to success, but for Thompson, it somehow worked out pretty alright …