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

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A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice

New York Post Required Reading

"Enormously entertaining."—The Boston Globe

"A pleasant surprise."—The Tampa Tribune

"Bizarre and compelling."— Miami New Times

"A must read."—BookPage

The rollicking, no-holds-barred, definitive inside story of the Gonzo years from legendary artist Ralph Steadman.

"Hunter Thompsons marvelously deranged illustrator, Ralph Steadman, gives us a terrific memoir with The Jokes Over . . . Both fitting and touching."—New York Post

"There can be no question that Hunter S. Thompsons pivotal works would not be the same without the accompanying artworks of his partner Ralph Steadman . . . [Steadman] recalls it all eloquently . . . A vivid, well-written paean to Thompson and, by extension, the character of the American rebel."—The Buffalo News

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. He lives in England. Visit www.RalphSteadman.com.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

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.

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

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Natalie Zhikhareva, November 1, 2007 (view all comments by Natalie Zhikhareva)
A great read for anyone who would like to learn more about Hunter Thompson. A well written book filled with humor as well as photos of Hunter and drawings by Ralph Steadman.
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Steadman, Ralph
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Harvest Books
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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.
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