A "New York Times Book Review" Editor s Choice "New York Post" Required Reading "Enormously entertaining." "The Boston Globe ""A pleasant surprise." "The Tampa Tribune " "Bizarre and compelling." " Miami New Times " "A must read." "BookPage"" "The rollicking, no-holds-barred, definitive inside story of the Gonzo years from legendary artist Ralph Steadman. "Hunter Thompson s marvelously deranged illustrator, Ralph Steadman, gives us a terrific memoir with "The Joke s Over" . . . Both fitting and touching." "New York Post " "There can be no question that Hunter S. Thompson s pivotal works would not be the same without the accompanying artworks of his partner Ralph Steadman . . . [Steadman] recalls it all eloquently . . .A vivid, well-written paean to Thompson and, by extension, the character of the American rebel." "The Buffalo News " RALPH STEADMAN has illustrated many books, including Hunter S. Thompson s "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and the fiftieth-anniversary edition of George Orwell s "Animal Farm." He is the author of" The Grapes of Ralph" (for which he won a Glenfiddich Food & Drink Award), "Still Life with Bottle," " The Book of Jones," and "Gonzo: The Art." He lives in England. Visit www.RalphSteadman.com."