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An inquiry into the life and death of the master of ”gonzo” -- Hunter Thompson — with candid memories and appreciations by many of his closest friends and co-conspirators. Thompson's compatriots, observe and comment on the journalistic legend's life and death. Contains: transcripts of his rants and idiosyncratic phone messages, The Gonzo Master's Midnight Faxes, The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, and a humungous introduction (a book in itself!) by Warren Hinckle III. Comic strips by cartoonist Crabman, co-starring the Air Pirates' own Dan O'Neill.
With hundreds of pictures and pages of art, including those wonderful iconic pieces by Ralph Steadman, whose singular work is most closely associated with Thompson through the books and articles they worked on together.
Also here are Suzie Bright, Jerry Brown, Robert Crumb, Johnny Depp, Paul Krassner, Dr. Hip, Michael Stepanian, Garry Trudeau, Wavy Gravy, S. Clay Wilson, author Tom Wolfe and a host of others..."His Closest Friends & Co-Conspirators."
"He believed a piece is never finished...'Make them come and rip it out of your hands.'"
"The 20th Century's greatest comic writer in the English language." -Tom Wolfe
"Hunter jumped out of his chair, grabbed a shotgun from under the couch and ran to the door." -John G. Clancy, Gonzo lawyer
"I have a friend on the coast who sits in a sulfer bath all afternoon, drinking whiskey and shooting out the window at neighbors." -William Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist.
"How many of our genre-defining artists keep it up over time, let alone keep their high-wire act at full throttle until the very end?" -John Walsh, ESPN
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Item Code WHOKH Publisher Last Gasp Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9780867198553 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 530pg Color Text/Partial Color
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