In the overall lackluster interview Rose did ask an interesting question, Have you wasted your talent? What an inspiring thought? Even a man who has reached the level of success as HST could have wasted his talent. It certainly makes me want to put little bit more effort in because I certainly can't compete with the talent of Thompson.
* The interview was lackluster for me mainly because HST didn't bring the same energy and life to the interview as he does to his writing.