Gonzo Girl is a thrilling fictionalised (just barely) account of working with a true genius - until the celebrity-filled, drug-fuelled partying becomes too much
A margarita-fueled, miniskirt-clad cautionary tale of lost literary innocence
Gonzo Girl is good, fast fun, like a thrill ride in a red convertible. A 1973 Chevy Caprice Classic, to be exact. You know the one.
Full throttle from page one, this bildungsroman is a unique and mesmerising tale about a young woman who must test her own limits and find her own voice to actualise a certain version of the American dream.
Long after the last drink is poured and the final gunshot fired, Cheryl Della Pietra's novel inspired by her time as Hunter S. Thompson's assistant will linger in your mind. This debut novel is raucous, page-turning, head-spinning, and side-splitting as it depicts a boss and mentor who is both devil and angel, and a young heroine who finds herself tested in the chaos that surrounds him. An intense story, Della Pietra's tale about writing, firearms, psychotropics, and the pros and cons of hot tubs will suck you in and take you on ride. Gonzo Girl is a ticket you want to buy.