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Luke O'Neil gives vent to some of the most heartfelt, political and anger-fueled prose to power its way to the public sphere since Hunter S. Thompson smashed a typewriter's keys.
Welcome to Hell World is an unexpurgated selection of Luke O'Neil's finest rants, near-poetic rhapsodies, and investigatory journalism. Racism, sexism, immigration, unemployment, Marcus Aurelius, opioid addiction, Iraq: all are processed through the O'Neil grinder. He details failings in his own life and in those he observes around him: and the result is a book that is at once intensely confessional and an energetic, unforgettable condemnation of American mores.
Welcome to Hell World is, in the author's words, a ''fever dream nightmare of reporting and personal essays from one of the lowest periods in our country in recent memory.'' It is also a burning example of some of the best writing you're likely to read anywhere.
Join Luke, along with David Roth and Ashley Feinberg, as they get to the bottom of the bottom in Welcome to Hell World.
has written for Esquire
, New York Magazine, The Guardian
, The New York Times Magazine
, The Wall Street Journal
, The Washington Post
, The Atlantic
, and many other publications. A longtime musician, he currently performs in the indie rock band no hope / no harm
. A native of Massachusetts, he lives in that state with his wife Michelle.
Ashley Feinberg is a Senior Writer at Slate. Before that, she was at HuffPost, and before that, she was at Gawker, which was a good website.
was an editor at Deadspin
, and before that was an editor at Vice Sports
. He's a co-founder of The Classical
and has written for a lot of websites, some magazines, and a few newspapers.