The Joke's Over: Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and Me

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In the spring of 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for when he met Hunter S. Thompson at the Kentucky Derby. Their remarkable collaboration resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism, which would document the civil rights movement, the Nixon administration, Watergate, and the many bizarre and great events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. When Thompson committed suicide in 2005, it was the end of a unique friendship filled with both betrayal and understanding. A rollicking, no-holds-barred memoir, The Joke's Over is the definitive inside story of the Gonzo years.

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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. This memoir tells 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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""The Joke' s Over" is a must read for both longtime fans of Thompson, and the curious."

"Terrific . . . Steadman' s testament to Thompson, light on hyperbole, is both fitting and touching."

"Enormously entertaining."

""The Joke's Over" is a must read for both longtime fans of Thompson, and the curious."

"The Joke's Over is a must read for both longtime fans of Thompson, and the curious."

"A vivid, well-written paean to Thompson and, by extension, the character of the American rebel."

"Terrific . . . Steadman's testament to Thompson, light on hyperbole, is both fitting and touching."

PRAISE FOR "THE JOKE'S OVER"
"Hunter Thompson’s marvelously deranged illustrator, Ralph Steadman, gives us a terrific memoir with "The Joke’s Over" . . . His testament to Thompson, light on hyperbole, is both fitting and touching.""New York Post"
"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 . . . A vivid, well-written paean to Thompson and, by extension, the character of the American rebel.""The Buffalo News
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PRAISE FOR"THE JOKE'S OVER"

"Hunter Thompson's marvelously deranged illustrator, Ralph Steadman, gives us a terrific memoir with"The Joke's Over". . . His testament to Thompson, light on hyperbole, is both fitting and touching."--"New York Post"
"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 . . . A vivid, well-written paean to Thompson and, by extension, the character of the American rebel."--"The Buffalo News

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PRAISE FOR "THE JOKE'S OVER"

"Hunter Thompson's marvelously deranged illustrator, Ralph Steadman, gives us a terrific memoir with "The Joke's Over" . . . His testament to Thompson, light on hyperbole, is both fitting and touching."--"New York Post"
"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 . . . A vivid, well-written paean to Thompson and, by extension, the character of the American rebel."--"The Buffalo News

"

PRAISE FOR "THE JOKE'S OVER"
"Hunter Thompson's marvelously deranged illustrator, Ralph Steadman, gives us a terrific memoir with "The Joke's Over" . . . His testament to Thompson, light on hyperbole, is both fitting and touching."--"New York Post"
"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 . . . A vivid, well-written paean to Thompson and, by extension, the character of the American rebel."--"The Buffalo News
"

PRAISE FOR "THE JOKE'S OVER"
"Hunter Thompson s marvelously deranged illustrator, Ralph Steadman, gives us a terrific memoir with "The Joke s Over" . . . His testament to Thompson, light on hyperbole, is both fitting and touching." "New York Post"
"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 . . .A vivid, well-written paean to Thompson and, by extension, the character of the American rebel." "The Buffalo News""

PRAISE FOR THE JOKE'S OVER
"Hunter Thompson's marvelously deranged illustrator, Ralph Steadman, gives us a terrific memoir with The Joke's Over . . . His testament to Thompson, light on hyperbole, is both fitting and touching."-- New York Post
"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 . . . A vivid, well-written paean to Thompson and, by extension, the character of the American rebel."-- The Buffalo News

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