From a stomping by the Hells Angels to dodging "bats" on a desert road outside Barstow, California, Hunter S. Thompson is the counterculture icon of American letters. Immortalized as Uncle Duke in the "Doonesbury" comic strip, channeled on the big screen by both Bill Murray and Johnny Depp and author of the much-shoplifted Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the Dr. Gonzo legend remains as crazy and drug-addled as ever even years after his death.
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Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, two of Thompson's closest friends present the personal side to the gonzo legend with The Kitchen Readings: Untold Stories of Hunter S. Thompson. "This book is not a tribute to Hunter's life," says co-author Bob Braudis, who wrote the book with Michael Cleverly. "It is based on Michael's and my decision to personalize a few events that we shared with Hunter."
The event is free. For more information, call 303-322-7727 or go to www.tatteredcover.com.
Wed., Feb. 13, 2008