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Preview — The Gonzo Way by Anita Thompson
The Gonzo Way: A Celebration of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Anita Thompson pays tribute to her late husband as a writer and as a citizen, through her own words and those of who knew him best. With elegant prose and entertaining anecdotes, she reveals a Hunter Thompson who was much more than a mere embodiment of sex, drugs,...more
Published in 2007 by Anita Thompson, the late wife of Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, the book is at once a memoir, advice book (I purposely avoid that phrase 'self-help' here), mission statement, and, for Anita Thompson, a way to exorcise the demons she has been dealing with since Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide in 2005.
So first, the aspect of memoir. Even those who were suspicious of young Anita Thompson's 'inte ...more
This book completely changed my perspective. In it, Anita Thompson emerges as an advocate for what I regard as "pure" HST -- stripped of the hypercaricature. Early on she correctly admonishes those who read HST for the drug references and advises ...more
Having met Anita in the Pitkin County Library and considering the immense influence her late husband had on this community, I thought this title would be a good starting point for this online group.
Note: Die-hard Gonzo ...more
Not every HST fan will appreciate the more lucid stories and advice - likewise some of those who are not fans of Hunters famous drug fulled musings will love this little gem. The litte red book of Gonzo.
In short: buy the ticket, take the ride. You will not regret it.
Read the whole book between 2:30 PM and 10 PM, mostly while waiting for my car to be towed.