Hunter S. Thompson is a freelance writer from San Francisco, Aspen, and points east. His research on the Hell's Angels involved more than a year of close association with the outlaws-riding, loafing, plotting, and eventually being stomped. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, he began writing as a sports columnist in Florida. He started his first novel while studying at Columbia University in New York City. Since then he has worked on newspapers and magazines in New York, San Juan, and Rio de Janeiro. His articles have appeared in The Reporter, The Nation, Esquire, and Rolling Stone. He is also the author of Better Than Sex.