The Kitchen Readings

The Kitchen Readings

Untold Stories of Hunter S. Thompson

By Michael Cleverly; Bob Braudis

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061159282, 274pp.

Publication Date: November 2014


Warning *

This book contains the following:

Unsafe use of powerful firearms in combination with explosives

Cultivation of illegal crops

Impressionable minors being exposed to illicit activities

Piloting of automobiles under impaired conditions

Transporting large sums of cash across national borders

*Stunts performed in this book were undertaken by professionals. Do not attempt them at home.

About the Author
Michael Cleverly is an Aspen-area artist. He has been a columnist for the Aspen Times Weekly since 2000. Both Michael and Bob were close friends of Hunter in Woody Creek.

Bob Braudis has been the sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado, since 1986. Both Michael and Bob were close friends of Hunter in Woody Creek.

Praise For The Kitchen Readings

“Down to its last detail...a work that surely would have inspired Thompson to fire off a letter of approval—rather than a few rounds from a firearm.”
-Camden Courier-Post

“Parlor gossip with a Gonzo twist. It’s an essential installment in the Hunter figure legend that continues to grow.
-Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and editor of the Hunter S. Thompson letters collections THE PROUD HIGHWAY and FEAR AND LOATHING IN AMERICA.

“This is the real Hunter S. Thompson. No friends knew him better than Cleverly and Braudis.”
-Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe

“A pleasant addition to Thompsoniana.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A tale of the smart, amusing and passionate soul behind the Gonzo mask....a must read.”
-Loren Jenkins, Pulitzer Prize winning journlist and Senior Foreign Editor for National Public Radio

“This book is hilarious and heart-breaking and hard to put down.”
-William McKeen, author of OUTLAW JOURNALIST and HIGHWAY 61