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A Celebration of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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A Celebration of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
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Anita Thompson discusses The Gonzo Way: A Celebration of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.Anita Thompson explores the powerful legacy of her late husband in "The Gonzo Way: A Celebration of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson." Tom Wolfe once described Hunter S. Thompson as the finest comic writer of the 20th century. Thompson was this and more, an apt observer of the American scene for almost four decades, the founding father of "Gonzo Journalism", and an inspiration to many. Through his writings, he examined the loss of American innocence in the latter part of the last century and, as a "bull who carried his own china shop around with him", was never afraid to confront the truth head-on. With her own words and through interviews with those who knew him best, including Tom Wolfe, George McGovern, and Douglas Brinkley, Anita Thompson pays tribute to her late husband as a writer and as a citizen. With elegant prose and entertaining anecdotes, she reveals a Hunter Thompson who was much more than a mere embodiment of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll. Whether it was studying the Book of Revelations, riding with the Hell's Angels, answering a cry for help in appealing a flawed conviction, or pulling crazy pranks on fiends, Thompson's passionate search for enjoyment and purpose is here - Cody'smoreless
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