Joke's Over: Memories of Hunter S

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In the spring of 1970, Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. In Kentucky to cover the Derby, he met a former Hells Angel called Hunter S. Thompson. Their meeting resulted in a working relationship and a friendship that lasted for more than thirty years and spanned the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement, Nixon and Watergate, and the decay of the American Dream. Few people knew Thompson as well as Ralph Steadman did. In this unique memoir Steadman tells his story for the first time, the story - in words and pictures - of Ralph and Hunter, a great British original on a great American original, Butch and Sundance on acid...

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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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Ralph Steadman is one of the greats of cartooning history, an international cult figure and part of a British tradition that runs from Gillray to Searle. He illustrated Hunter S. Thompson's great classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and is the writer and artist of books ranging from Leonardo (on da Vinci) to The Grapes of Ralph (on wine).

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