In 1958 — before he was famous — Hunter S. Thompson mailed a cover letter to the Vancouver Sun . Oh. My. Read it . “Most of my experience has been in sports writing, but I can write everything from warmongering propaganda to learned book reviews,” Thompson wrote. “I can work 25 hours a day if necessary, live on any reasonable salary, and don’t give a black damn for job security, office politics, or adverse public relations.” Now that’s a cover letter!