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"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.
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 Jokeand#8217;s Over is the definitive inside story of the Gonzo years.
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
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the Kentucky Derby. May 1970
the Americaand#8217;s Cup. September 1970
Fear and Loathing. Summer 1971
Hunter Goes to Washington. 1970and#150;72
Watergate Follies. July 1973
Rumble in the Jungle: Ali v Foreman. 30 October 1974
Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood. 1977
The Filming of Where the Buffalo Roam. 1979
and#145;The eighties, Ralph, are about paying your rent.and#8217; 1980
The Elusive Bloater. 1981
Taxi to the Suburbs. 1981
the fish have gone south. 1981and#150;6
The Year of Wine. 1987
own goals. 1990and#150;94
William Burroughs and#150; An Encounter. 1995
Rifle. March 1996
Visit to Virginia, Hunterand#8217;s Mother. Louisville, 1997
The Red Shark. 2000
Reading Lono Out Loud. 2000
The Last Trip to Woody Creek. 2004
Memo to the Sports Desk. 2006