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The Jokes Over : Memories of Hunter S. Thompson

Steadman, Ralph

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ISBN 10: 0434016063 / ISBN 13: 9780434016068
Published by William Heinemann, London, UK, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED BY RALPH STEADMAN and dated 2006 with a self-portrait eyeball drawing on half title page. True UK first edition/first printing. Very fine condition, opened only to sign. Brodart protected. Ships in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 000999

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Title: The Jokes Over : Memories of Hunter S. ...

Publisher: William Heinemann, London, UK

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition UK.

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In early 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 Hell's Angel, one Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson wrote later that "The rest of that day blurs into madness. The rest of that night, too. Steadman was lucky to get out of Louisville without serious injuries, and I was lucky to get out at all." Thus began a thirty-year friendship and a working relationship that gave birth to what became known as Gonzo Journalism.

Few people knew Hunter S. Thompson as well as Ralph Steadman did. This no-holds-barred memoir tells of their unique collaboration, which documented the turbulent years of the civil-rights movement, the Nixon years, and Watergate. When Thompson committed suicide in 2005, it was the end of a friendship that was defined by both betrayal and understanding.

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A "New York Times Book Review" Editor s Choice
"New York Post" Required Reading
"Enormously entertaining." "The Boston Globe
""A pleasant surprise." "The Tampa Tribune
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"Bizarre and compelling." " Miami New Times
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"A must read." "BookPage""
"The rollicking, no-holds-barred, definitive inside story of the Gonzo years from legendary artist Ralph Steadman.
"Hunter Thompson s marvelously deranged illustrator, Ralph Steadman, gives us a terrific memoir with "The Joke s Over" . . . Both fitting and touching." "New York Post
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"There can be no question that Hunter S. Thompson s pivotal works would not be the same without the accompanying artworks of his partner Ralph Steadman . . . [Steadman] recalls it all eloquently . . .A vivid, well-written paean to Thompson and, by extension, the character of the American rebel." "The Buffalo News
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RALPH STEADMAN has illustrated many books, including Hunter S. Thompson s "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and the fiftieth-anniversary edition of George Orwell s "Animal Farm." He is the author of" The Grapes of Ralph" (for which he won a Glenfiddich Food & Drink Award), "Still Life with Bottle," " The Book of Jones," and "Gonzo: The Art." He lives in England. Visit www.RalphSteadman.com."

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