Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson

Ancient Gonzo WisdomFour years after the death of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson in 2005, his widow, Anita Thompson, is releasing Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson, including many interviews that were never before available. After the many books and films about his life, his fans are now given a chance to share personal thoughts and laughs with him.

Anita Thompson brings the legendary Gonzo back to life with all his quick-witted, sarcastic, and downright genius charm. Starting chronologically in 1967, the interviews include selections from Rolling Stone, High Times, Esquire, Playboy and NPR’s All Things Considered.

An introduction by Christopher Hitchens, a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, provides an in-depth look into the world of Gonzo journalism, a subjective first-person narrative style created by Thompson, and the man himself through interview snippets and personal experiences at Owl Farm, Thompson’s ranch in Colorado.

Throughout the interviews, some of Thompson’s most well-known and controversial points are highlighted, including his stint in Hells Angels, his belief of the death of the American Dream, and his attempt at running for sheriff of Aspen. Thompson’s sly sarcasm beats the interviewer over the head — and the readers.

Before his passing, Thompson had been working closely with assistant editor Tim Mohr of Playboy through a series of interviews. Concluding this book is a compilation of Thompson’s unique outlook on freedom, driving, courage, karma, demolition, drugs, and many other aspects of life.

The interviews bring Hunter Stockton Thompson back to life as a character with an inhuman amount of knowledge, persuasion, and passion. Fans who followed him through his life, and those who know little about the writer, can now sit down and enjoy a conversation with him.

– Kim Manning

Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson
Anita Thompson
Paperback, 390 pages
$25.95, Da Capo

2 thoughts on “Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson”

  1. After reading this article I found my way to reading the book, a book of which I think this article is a great insight. It is an incredibly interesting read and this article captures its entertaining essence. Thank you Kim Manning! I have already told many people to get a hold of it when it comes out!

  2. Will buy. I have every book by HT and those written after his trip to the clouds!!! Wacky and always right on!!

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