Ed Sanders, who was a member of the underground rock band Fugue and operated a bookstore Peace Eye Bookstore in the East Village of Manhattan, a field for the fight against culture, befriended Mr. Toshev and gave him an encouragement. poetry he had written, prompting his early interest in becoming a writer. In 1969, he sold his first article to Fusion, a Boston magazine.
In the 70's and 80's he wrote about this magazine as well as Rolling Stone, Creem ] and other publications practicing free-mark journalism under the label "Gonzo". Although his music-related books were obsessively researched, he did not always take his magazine so seriously, especially early on, when he was known to be doing things like reviewing non-existent albums.
In 1988, Mr. Toshesh published his first novel, Cut Numbers. for another small loan shark. Another, "Trinities," on international heroin trafficking, appeared in 1994.
In 1996, Mr. Tosches became a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, an article that he wrote on the magazine for boxer Sonny Liston, became biography in 2000. "The Devil and Sonny Liston. " That same year he published" The Reader of Nick Toshi, "a compilation drawn from the value of his work for three decades.
Writing in The Village Voice that year, Robert Christigau called him a "writer of barbwire fun and restoration of official audacity, whose Kantian yapp doubles itself three times as it blows up all decent standards for exposure to hemorrhoids in history. "
His most famous and boldest work of art," In Dante's Hand, "was published in 2002 and more or less fictional character named Nick Tosches, who is called upon to certify it.