The Kitchen Readings: Untold Stories of Hunter S. Thompson

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We've all seen the Johnny Depp and Bill Murray versions of Hunter S. Thompson - a larger-than-life madman, swilling booze with one hand and piloting classic cars with the other. But while Hunter's legendary exploits in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," and "Hell's Angels" and his other Gonzo tales are the public side of the man, there were very few people who were there when he let his guard down. Sheriff Bob and Michael Cleverly were there from the beginning of HST's Woody Creek days to the fateful moment three years ago when he signed off for good."The Kitchen Readings" is an intimate portrait of the private Hunter; these guys were there when the documentary cameras stopped rolling. As is the case in many less-infamous homes, Hunter's de facto base was his kitchen - a place where he could see the TV, grab ice from the freezer, and fire off a few rounds of ammunition with equal aplomb. There he would hold court for a never-ending stream of locals, celebrities, friends, lovers, camera crews, children, and fans. Braudis and Cleverly have recreated the reminiscences of all of Hunter's antics throughout his Woody Creek years - from the day he replaced his guard dogs with guard peacocks to the nutty, off-kilter fans who would show up uninvited and meet with a less-than-cordial (and armed) HST to the time the mayor's daughter was accidentally treated to a XXX video in a Kentucky Derby party mix-up to the final homage to Hunter that was a Hollywood-style blowout, replete with his ashes being shot out of a giant Gonzo fist.

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Warning!*

This book contains the following:

Unsafe use of powerful firearms in combination with explosives

Cultivation of illegal crops

Impressionable minors being exposed to illicit activities

Piloting of automobiles under impaired conditions

Transporting large sums of cash across national borders

*Stunts performed in this book were undertaken by professionals. Do not attempt them at home.

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“Down to its last detail...a work that surely would have inspired Thompson to fire off a letter of approval—rather than a few rounds from a firearm.” (Camden Courier-Post)

“Parlor gossip with a Gonzo twist. It’s an essential installment in the Hunter figure legend that continues to grow. (Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and editor of the Hunter S. Thompson letters collections THE PROUD HIGHWAY and FEAR AND LOATHING IN AMERICA.)

“This is the real Hunter S. Thompson. No friends knew him better than Cleverly and Braudis.” (Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe)

“A pleasant addition to Thompsoniana.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A tale of the smart, amusing and passionate soul behind the Gonzo mask....a must read.” (Loren Jenkins, Pulitzer Prize winning journlist and Senior Foreign Editor for National Public Radio)

“This book is hilarious and heart-breaking and hard to put down.” (William McKeen, author of OUTLAW JOURNALIST and HIGHWAY 61)

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