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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. At the Kentucky Derby he met a former

associate of the Helland#8217;s Angels, one Hunter S. Thompson. Their working relationship resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism.

and#160;
The Jokeand#8217;s Over tells 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 underandshy;standing.

and#160;A rollicking, no-holds-barred memoir, The Jokeand#8217;s 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. Thompsonand#8217;s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the fiftieth-anniversary edition of George Orwelland#8217;s Animal Farm. He is the author of The Grapes of Ralph (for which he won a Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award), Still Life with Bottle, The Book of Jones, and Gonzo: The Art.

Table of Contents

contents

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LIST OF PLATES

x

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acknowledgements

xv

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foreword

xvii

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introduction

1

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The Seventies

5

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the Kentucky Derby. May 1970

6

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the Americaand#8217;s Cup. September 1970

35

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Fear and Loathing. Summer 1971

66

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Hunter Goes to Washington. 1970and#150;72

78

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Watergate Follies. July 1973

92

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

115

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Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood. 1977

137

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The Filming of Where the Buffalo Roam. 1979

167

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The Eighties

183

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and#145;The eighties, Ralph, are about paying your rent.and#8217; 1980

184

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Hawaii. 1980

195

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The Elusive Bloater. 1981

206

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Taxi to the Suburbs. 1981

237

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the fish have gone south. 1981and#150;6

245

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The Year of Wine. 1987

271

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The Nineties

275

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own goals. 1990and#150;94

276

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William Burroughs and#150; An Encounter. 1995

325

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Rifle. March 1996

338

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Visit to Virginia, Hunterand#8217;s Mother. Louisville, 1997

344

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The End

349

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The Red Shark. 2000

350

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Reading Lono Out Loud. 2000

359

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The Last Trip to Woody Creek. 2004

366

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Memo to the Sports Desk. 2006

383

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index

388

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151012824
Subtitle:
Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and Me
Author:
Steadman, Ralph
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Cartoonists
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
Thompson, Hunter S
Subject:
Steadman, Ralph
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20061002
Binding:
Hardback
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

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