With Thompson's trademark insight and passion about the state of American politics and culture, Songs of the Doomed charts the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable style. Spanning four decades -- 1950 to 1990 - Thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York for Puerto Rico, riding with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and finally, detailing his infamous lifestyle bust.
"Poor Production Sinks Great Material"
Everyone in Mrs. Mackle’s class knows that Horrible Harry likes to do horrible things. That’s how he got his nickname. He likes gross things, too, like the dead flies Song Lee brought in to feed the class water frog. But when someone sends Song Lee two “I hate you” notes, no one thinks of Harry. He wouldn’t send such mean notes to the nicest person in the class. All the students wonder who wrote them - and what Song Lee is going to do.