Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson

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Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson

Format:  Paperback,

467 pages

Publisher: Little Brown & Co

Publish Date: Oct 2008

ISBN-13: 9780316005289

ISBN-10: 0316005282

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Hailed everywhere as a brilliant biography, GONZO is a startling portrait of Hunter S. Thompson, the genius who spent a lifetime channeling his energy and insight into such landmark works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas--and revolutionized the art of writing. In their own words, an incredible array of stars--Sonny Barger, Jack Nicholson, Ralph Steadman, Jimmy Buffett, Anjelica Huston, Marilyn Manson, Jimmy Carter, and many more--bring into vivid focus Thompson's creative frenzies, love affairs, drug use, and, ultimately, his tragic suicide. As Thompson was fond of saying, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."
""Gonzo."..is no hagiography, and it is in its unflinching look at this singular character in American letters as fearless-if not more so-as anything Thompson ever dared write....The most comprehensive picture of Thompson so far, and...likely the best we'll ever get." --Patrick Beach, "Austin American-Statesman"
"A fond and exhilarating look back at the wild man of American journalism, put together by a couple of guys who were pretty close to him." --Billy Heller, "New York"" Post"


Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Publish Date: Oct 2008
ISBN-13: 9780316005289
ISBN-10: 0316005282
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 467
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.95
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.25 x 1.5

Chapter outline

Editor's Notep. xi
Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. xxi
Coming of Age in Louisvillep. 3
An Itinerant Professionalp. 22
San Francisco, Hells Angels, and Merry Prankstersp. 75
Freak Power in the Rockiesp. 93
The Golden Age of Gonzop. 120
ANew Voice on the Campaign Trailp. 153
Failed Deadlines and a Failed Marriagep. 181
Wreckage in the Fast Lanep. 224
Circling the Wagons at Owl Farmp. 281
A Writer Resurgentp. 298
Vegas Goes to Hollywoodp. 330
Where Were You When the Fun Stopped?p. 367
The End of the Roadp. 412
Cast of Voicesp. 439
Acknowledgmentsp. 449
Indexp. 451


Review by Library Journal (2007-06-15)

Rolling Stone editor Wenner and Seymour, who once worked as Thompson's assistant, interviewed over 100 of Thompson's friends and family members to craft what they call an oral biography of one very colorful character.

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