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

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Publisher Comments:

In the spring of 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for when he met Hunter S. Thompson at the Kentucky Derby. Their remarkable collaboration resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism, which would document the civil rights movement, the Nixon administration, 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. A rollicking, no-holds-barred memoir, The Jokes Over is the definitive inside story of the Gonzo years.

Book News Annotation:

To describe the 30-year relationship of Thompson and Steadman as bizarre would be a disservice to the language, and yet the two found compelling ways to describe some the more significant occasions of the end of the twentieth century, if not the end of the world, including Watergate. Steadman tracks through the decades, filling in and correcting details, and keeps the proceedings charmingly graphic and profane. The letters between the two men about business and credits are enlightening, and Steadman's last letter to Thompson, written after the latter's suicide in 2005, is a classic. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A rollicking, no-holds-barred memoir, "The Jokes Over" is the definitive inside story of Hunter S. Thompson and the Gonzo years.

About the Author

RALPH STEADMAN has illustrated many books, including Hunter S. Thompsons Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the fiftieth-anniversary edition of George Orwells Animal Farm. He is the author of The Grapes of Ralph (for which he won a Glenfiddich Food & Drink Award), Still Life with Bottle, The Book of Jones, and Gonzo: The Art.

Table of Contents

contents

 

LIST OF PLATES

x

 

acknowledgements

xv

 

foreword

xvii

 

introduction

1

 

The Seventies

5

 

the Kentucky Derby. May 1970

6

 

the Americas Cup. September 1970

35

 

Fear and Loathing. Summer 1971

66

 

Hunter Goes to Washington. 1970–72

78

 

Watergate Follies. July 1973

92

 

Rumble in the Jungle: Ali v Foreman. 30 October 1974

115

 

Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood. 1977

137

 

The Filming of Where the Buffalo Roam. 1979

167

 

The Eighties

183

 

‘The eighties, Ralph, are about paying your rent. 1980

184

 

Hawaii. 1980

195

 

The Elusive Bloater. 1981

206

 

Taxi to the Suburbs. 1981

237

 

the fish have gone south. 1981–6

245

 

The Year of Wine. 1987

271

 

The Nineties

275

 

 

 

own goals. 1990–94

276

 

William Burroughs – An Encounter. 1995

325

 

Rifle. March 1996

338

 

Visit to Virginia, Hunters Mother. Louisville, 1997

344

 

The End

349

 

The Red Shark. 2000

350

 

Reading Lono Out Loud. 2000

359

 

The Last Trip to Woody Creek. 2004

366

 

Memo to the Sports Desk. 2006

383

 

index

388

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151012824
Subtitle:
Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and Me
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Steadman, Ralph
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Cartoonists
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
Thompson, Hunter S
Subject:
Steadman, Ralph
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20071001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 8-page b/w photo insert plus 50 b/w dr
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in 1.7 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Artists
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Journalism » General
History and Social Science » Journalism » Journalists

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