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Getting high on good drugs, great companions and even better prose in The Accidental Life of Terry McDonell


TERRY MCDONELL is almost certainly the only editor in the history of magazines to have played golf with Hunter S. Thompson while tripping on acid, edited the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and had one of his ideas called “really stupid” by Steve Jobs—all in a career that also involved friendships and collaborations with some of the foremost cultural figures of postwar America, from novelist Richard Ford to actress Margot Kidder, who, suitably enough, played the part of every journalist’s amorous desire, Lois Lane.

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