The Joke's Over

The Joke's Over

Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and Me

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Houghton
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 Hell’s Angels, one Hunter S. Thompson. Their working relationship resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism.
The Joke’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 under­standing.

A rollicking, no-holds-barred memoir, The Joke’s Over is the definitive inside story of the Gonzo years.


Baker & Taylor
In the spring of 1970, British 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 Hell's Angels, one Hunter S. Thompson. Their working relationship resultedin the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism. This book tells the inside story 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 understanding.--From publisher description.

Harcourt Publishing
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 Hell’s Angels, one Hunter S. Thompson. Their working relationship resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism.
 
The Joke’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 under­standing.

 A rollicking, no-holds-barred memoir, The Joke’s Over is the definitive inside story of the Gonzo years.


Book News
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)

Baker
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Traces the author's friendship and working relationship with Hunter S. Thompson, discussing their collaborative efforts in Gonzo Journalism in a personal account that also evaluates Thompson's 2005 suicide.
Traces the author's friendship and working relationship with Hunter S. Thompson, discussing their collaborative efforts through Gonzo Journalism while covering such subjects as the civil rights movement and Watergate, in a personal account that also evaluates Thompson's 2005 suicide. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2006
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780151012824
0151012822
Branch Call Number: NC1479.S79 A2 2006
Characteristics: xviii, 396 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Joke is over

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