Hunter S. Thompson was 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, he examined the loss of American innocence in the latter part of the twentieth century and, as a ''bull that carried his own china shop around with him,'' was never afraid to confront the truth head-on. In The Gonzo Way, Anita Thompson explores the legacy of her late husband and shares insights from his unique approach to writing, politics, and life. She pays tribute to him through her own words and through interviews with those who knew him best, including Tom Wolfe, George McGovern, and Douglas Brinkley. With elegant prose and entertaining anecdotes, she reveals a Hunter S. Thompson who was much more than a mere embodiment of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Anita Thompson began working as Hunter's assistant in 1999, and four years later they were married. She continues to work in Hunter's stead on Owl Farm in the little town of Woody Creek outside Aspen, Colorado, publishing The Woody Creeker magazine. She is currently attending Columbia University in New York.