Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson

Paperback | July 7, 2009

EditorAnita ThompsonIntroduction byChristopher Hitchens

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Bristling with inspired observations and wild anecdotes, this first collection offers a unique insight into the voice and mind of the inimitable Hunter S. Thompson, as recorded in the pages of Playboy, The Paris Review, Esquire, and elsewhere.

Fearless and unsparing, the interviews detail some of the most storied episodes of Thompson's life: a savage beating at the hands of the Hells Angels, talking football with Nixon on the 1972 Campaign Trail (“the only time in 20 years of listening to the treacherous bastard that I knew he wasn't lying”), and his unlikely run for sheriff of Aspen. Elsewhere, passionate tirades about journalism, culture, guns, drugs, and the law showcase Thompson's voice at its fiercest.

Arranged chronologically, and prefaced with Anita Thompson's moving account of her husband's last years, the interviews present Hunter in all his fractured brilliance and provide an exceptional portrait of his times.

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Bristling with inspired observations and wild anecdotes, this first collection offers a unique insight into the voice and mind of the inimitable Hunter S. Thompson, as recorded in the pages of Playboy, The Paris Review, Esquire, and elsewhere.Fearless and unsparing, the interviews detail some of the most storied episodes of Thompson's ...

Anita Thompson was Hunter S. Thompson's wife and assistant. She is the author of The Gonzo Way, a celebration of Thompson's legacy, and lives in Woody Creek, outside of Aspen, Colorado.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:July 7, 2009Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306816512

ISBN - 13:9780306816512

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“This amusing collection pulls from 30 years of conversations and reveals the gonzo journalist to be much more of a craftsman than he is often given credit for being. It would, in fact, make a great gift to any budding journalist.”