Gonzo

Gonzo

The Life of Hunter S. Thompson : An Oral Biography

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Baker & Taylor
Draws on interviews with the revolutionary writer's friends, families, and other intimates to offer insight into his Kentucky childhood, literary achievements, and fast-paced lifestyle that led to his tragic suicide.

Blackwell North Amer
Few American lives are wilder or more remarkable than that of Hunter S. Thompson. Born a rebel in Louisville, Kentucky, he spent a lifetime channeling his energy and genius into landmark works that revolutionized the art of journalism. From his first book, Hell's Angels - which chronicled a year spent with the notorious outlaw motorcycle gang - to his legendary work for Rolling Stone, he wrote with a voice unlike any the world had ever heard before.
Yet with Thompson's genius came countless contradictions and eccentricities that made it nearly impossible for those outside his inner circle to understand him. Now Jann S. Wenner and Corey Seymour have gathered more than one hundred voices - family members, friends, colleagues, and contemporaries - and woven their memories into a brilliant biography that brings into sharp focus the life of a man who was even more complicated and talented than any previous portrait has shown. In Gonzo, artist Ralph Steadman and historian Doug Brinkley discuss the thrills and hazards of working with Hunter; fellow authors William Kennedy, Norman Mailer, David Halberstam, and Tom Wolfe examine his craft and his place in American letters; Senator George McGovern and President Jimmy Carter remember with fondness their warm and abiding relationships with him; Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston, and Don Johnson reveal the extent of his hijinks in the Rockies; and Johnny Depp explains how his friendship with Hunter led to the making of the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas movie, which introduced his work to a whole new generation.

Hachette Book Group
Few American lives are stranger, more action-packed, or wilder than that of Hunter S. Thompson. Born a rebel in Louisville, Kentucky, Thompson spent a lifetime channeling his energy and insight into such landmark works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - and his singular and provocative style challenged and revolutionized writing.
Now, for the first time ever, Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour have interviewed the Good Doctor's friends, family, acquaintances and colleagues and woven their memories into a brilliant oral biography. From Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger to Ralph Steadman to Jack Nicholson to Jimmy Buffett to Pat Buchanan to Marilyn Manson and Thompson's two wives, son, and longtime personal assistant, more than 100 members of Thompson's inner circle bring into vivid focus the life of a man who was even more complicated, tormented, and talented than any previous portrait has shown. It's all here in its uncensored glory: the creative frenzies, the love affairs, the drugs and booze and guns and explosives and, ultimately, the tragic suicide. As Thompson was fond of saying, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."

Baker
& Taylor

Draws on interviews with the revolutionary writer's friends, families, and other intimates to offer insight into his Kentucky childhood, literary achievements, and fast-paced lifestyle that led to his tragic suicide. 75,000 first printing.
Few American lives are stranger, more action-packed, or wilder than that of Hunter S. Thompson. Born a rebel in Louisville, Kentucky, Thompson spent a lifetime channeling his energy and insight into such landmark works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas--and his singular and provocative style challenged and revolutionized writing. Now, two of his colleagues have interviewed the Good Doctor's friends, family, acquaintances and colleagues, from Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger to Ralph Steadman to Jack Nicholson to Jimmy Buffett to Pat Buchanan to Marilyn Manson and Thompson's two wives, son, and longtime personal assistant, and woven their memories into an oral biography. It's all here in its uncensored glory: the creative frenzies, the love affairs, the drugs and booze and guns and explosives and, ultimately, the tragic suicide. As Thompson was fond of saying, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."--From publisher description.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316026345
0316026344
9780316026369
0316026360
Characteristics: xxiv, 467 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Seymour, Corey

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Nov 25, 2011

A great book about the Doctor, a wonderful compilation of notes and memories...beyond all the drugs, an insight into a legend.

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