Ancient Gonzo Wisdom

Ancient Gonzo Wisdom

Interviews With Hunter S. Thompson

Unknown - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Bristling with inspired observations and wild anecdotes, this first collection offers a unique insight into the voice and mind of the inimitable Hunter S. Thompson, as recorded in the pages of Playboy, The Paris Review, Esquire, and elsewhere. Fearless and unsparing, the interviews detail some of the most storied episodes of Thompson's life: a savage beating at the hands of the Hells Angels, talking football with Nixon on the 1972 Campaign Trail ("the only time in 20 years of listening to the treacherous bastard that I knew he wasn't lying"), and his unlikely run for sheriff of Aspen. Elsewher.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed.
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (xx, 412 pages)
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Anita 1972-


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

greglibrary Feb 08, 2016

HST’s contribution to the political journalism of the times are emphasized through his early compilations of not only our national political spectrum but also those players’ shaping society’s norms. His ‘gonzo’ style appealed to our generation as his tellings were more truthful and believable by satirical, ironies sarcastically depicted with a ‘jab-in-the-face’ to the establishment.
In the ’90’s, I was fortunate to live in Hawaii and met the great travel writer, Robert S. Bone.
Bone of fame for having gotten HST a job on a newspaper in Puerto Rico where they cut ‘swashbuckling’ escapades which became The Rum Diaries.
I was privy to enjoyable discussions of Bone’s times with Hunter and this gave me more appreciation of the ‘myth’ as well as the profession of journalism.

Oct 02, 2012

a good starting point into what made this controversial author tick.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at APL.

Try searching for Ancient Gonzo Wisdom to see if APL owns related versions of the work.

To Top