Wednesday and Thursday evenings Hunter Thompson’s wife Anita will be signing and reading from her new book, The Gonzo Way. Here are the details:
- Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at Tattered Cover LoDo, 16th Street at Wynkoop. Information: 303-436-1070.
- Thursday, 6 p.m. at the Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place.This event, sponsored by the Colorado Society of Professional Journalists, will begin with a reception, followed by a talk by Anita with moderation by Rocky Mountain News Reporter Jeff Kass. It’s free, but reservations are required: e-mail spjcolorado-at-yahoo.com.
Anita has done so much the past two years to keep Hunter’s legacy alive. The book is another milestone in her mission. From the Amazon editorial review section linked above:
The writer Tom Wolfe once described Hunter S. Thompson as the finest comic writer of the 20th century. Thompson was this and more, an apt observer of the American scene for almost four decades, the founding father of “Gonzo journalism,” and an inspiration to many. Through his writings, Thompson examined the loss of American innocence in the latter part of the 20th century, all the while holding up those deserving of contempt for closer examination and espousing (and exemplifying) what it meant to be a citizen at the end of the “American Century.” With his death, a vacuum was created that remains to be filled. Anita Thompson explores the legacy of her late husband as a writer and as a citizen, through her own words and through interviews with those who knew him best including Johnny Depp, Ed Bradley, Doug Brinkley, Jack Nicholson, Bill Murray, Senator George McGovern, and others.Â