The proud highway: Saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967 by Hunter S. Thompson
Watchmen by Alan Moore
The homecoming by Ray Bradbury
The first one is a collection of letters written by Thompson. For the second and third, finally got to read them. The third was also a gift.
I found Thompson's Highway hilarious. Having read Fear and loathing and Hell angels some time ago, gave the context for some of the humor and craziness, but with surprising insight, that sometimes characterize Thompson's gonzo journalism. Thompson was part of a group in high school that read philosophy. After high school and the Air Force, one of his letters even reference Jean Paul Sartre (in Kaufmann's Existentialism: From Dostoevsky to Sartre).