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Gonzo The Life of Hunter S. Thompson (Paperback)

Author:  Jann/ Seymour Wenner Introduction:  Johnny Depp
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316005282
ISBN-13: 9780316005289
Sku: 207944900
Publish Date: 10/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 1.5T
Pages:  467
Age Range:  NA
 
Draws on interviews with the revolutionary writers friends, families, and other intimates to offer insight into his Kentucky childhood, literary achievements, and fast-paced lifestyle that led to his tragic suicide. Reprint. *Author: Wenner, Jann/ Seymour, Corey/ Depp, Johnny (INT) *Subtitle: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson *Publication Date: 2008/10/20 *Number of Pages: 467 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25
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Hailed everywhere as a brilliant biography, GONZO is a startling portrait of Hunter S. Thompson, the genius who spent a lifetime channeling his energy and insight into such landmark works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas--and revolutionized the art of writing. In their own words, an incredible array of stars--Sonny Barger, Jack Nicholson, Ralph Steadman, Jimmy Buffett, Anjelica Huston, Marilyn Manson, Jimmy Carter, and many more--bring into vivid focus Thompson's creative frenzies, love affairs, drug use, and, ultimately, his tragic suicide. As Thompson was fond of saying, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."||"Gonzo...is no hagiography, and it is in its unflinching look at this singular character in American letters as fearless-if not more so-as anything Thompson ever dared write....The most comprehensive picture of Thompson so far, and...likely the best we'll ever get." --Patrick Beach, Austin American-Statesman||"A fond and exhilarating look back at the wild man of American journalism, put together by a couple of guys who were pretty close to him." --Billy Heller, New York Post
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The myths surrounding notorious gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson began as self-perpetuated ones, then quickly became the stuff of cultural legend. So it is refreshing to see that in GONZO: THE LIFE OF HUNTER S. THOMPSON, Jann S. Wenner (founder of Rolling Stone) and Corey Seymour have judiciously edited interviews from 112 sources to create a more well-rounded portrait of the man. Certainly there are countless stories of Thompson's drug-addled antics and maniacal pranks, but the oral history also travels into darker waters: Thompson's self-doubt, depression, and creative burnout.

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"GONZO is a wonderfully entertaining chronicle of Hunter's wild ride, but it is also a detailed, painful account of his self-destructive immersions....Happily, [the authors] have produced a rigorous and honest piece of work." - Joe Klein 11/18/2007

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0467
Product attributePublisher:   Back Bay Books
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