Gonzo: The Life Of Hunter S. Thompson
Few American lives are stranger or wilder than that of Hunter S. Thompson. Born a rebel in Kentucky, Thompson spent a lifetime channelling his energy into such landmark works as FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS - and his provocative style revolutionised writing.Now, for the first time ever, Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour have interviewed Thompson's friends, family and colleagues and woven their memories into a brilliant oral biography. From Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger, to Ralph Steadman, to Jack Nicholson, more than 100 members of Thompson's inner circle bring into vivid focus the life of a man who was more complicated and talented than any previous portrait has shown. It's all here: the creative frenzies, the love affairs, the drugs, booze and guns, and, ultimately, the tragic suicide. As Thompson was fond of saying, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."
- Electronic book text
- 04 Sep 2008
- Little, Brown Book Group
- Virago Press Ltd
- United Kingdom
- Digital original
For those who like their literary entertainment with a little more snarl to it * THE DAILY TELEGRAPH * An excellent oral history tribute to Hunter S. Thompson * GQ * A wonderfully entertaining chronicle of Hunter's (life) * International Herald Tribune *
About Jann Wenner
Jann Wenner is the founder, owner and editor of Rolling Stone magazine, and was one of Thompson's closest friends.Corey Seymour is a writer and editor who came to know Hunter S. Thompson whilst working as his assistant at Rolling Stone.