The Joke's Over

The Joke's Over : Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and Me

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In the spring of 1970, British artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby he met a former associate of the Hell's Angels, one Hunter S. Thompson. Their working relationship resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism. This book tells the inside story of a remarkable collaboration that documented the turbulent years of the civil rights movement, the Nixon years, Watergate, and the many bizarre and great events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. When Thompson committed suicide in 2005, it was the end of a unique friendship filled with both betrayal and understanding.--From publisher description.Traces the author's friendship and working relationship with Hunter S. Thompson, discussing their collaborative efforts in Gonzo Journalism in a personal account that also evaluates Thompson's 2005 suicide.
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  • Hardback | 396 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 38.1mm | 771.12g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0151012822
  • 9780151012824
  • 2,244,605

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