Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson

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Little, Brown Book Group, Sep 4, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages
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Few American lives are stranger or wilder than that of Hunter S. Thompson. Born a rebel in Kentucky, Thompson spent a lifetime channelling his energy into such landmark works as FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS - and his provocative style revolutionised writing. Now, for the first time ever, Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour have interviewed Thompson's friends, family and colleagues and woven their memories into a brilliant oral biography. From Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger, to Ralph Steadman, to Jack Nicholson, more than 100 members of Thompson's inner circle bring into vivid focus the life of a man who was more complicated and talented than any previous portrait has shown. It's all here: the creative frenzies, the love affairs, the drugs, booze and guns, and, ultimately, the tragic suicide. As Thompson was fond of saying, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."

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Review: Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson

User Review  - Jacquelyn - Goodreads

I finished this book two days ago and it's kind of haunting me. Well, Hunter's life is really. I feel so conflicted in my feelings about him as a person, as he seemed to have sides to his personality ... Read full review

Review: Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson

User Review  - Kimmo Sinivuori - Goodreads

I really like oral histories. Legs McNeils Please Kill Me - The Oral History of Punk is a masterpiece. The thing with oral histories is that you get what you read. This applies to HST particularly ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Jann Wenner is the founder, owner and editor of Rolling Stone magazine, and was one of Thompson's closest friends.

Corey Seymour is a writer and editor who came to know Hunter S. Thompson whilst working as his assistant at Rolling Stone

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