Johnny Depp pens "a loving introduction" for new book on Hunter S. Thompson

A new book on the late Hunter S. Thompson will arrive on Halloween. GONZO: THE LIFE OF HUNTER S. THOMPSON is co-written by Jann Wenner, the Good Doctor’s longtime editor at ROLLING STONE, and Corey Seymour, and features an introduction by Johnny Depp. According to Bill Husted of the Denver Post, “The book is an ‘oral biography’ by Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour–which means they sit around and talk to different people about Thompson. And it isn’t all whiskey, LSD and laughs. Johnny Depp, who portrayed Thompson in the 1998 movie FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and paid for Thompson’s elaborate funeral, wrote the loving introduction. He met Thompson late one night at the Woody Creek Tavern. Thompson entered with a cattle prod and a Taser as he threatened to shock the $%#@* out of anyone who got in his path. He found Depp in the corner, they shook hands. ‘The beginning,’ Depp writes, ‘of a long and deep-rooted friendship.'”

GONZO: THE LIFE OF HUNTER S. THOMPSON will be released on October 31st with a cover price of $28.99 hardcover; it is available for pre-order at Amazon for $19.13. To see a larger version of the cover, click here: The Zone thanks Theresa for sharing the news; you can read more about the book on the News & Views forum. –Part-Time Poet