The Inner and Outer World of a Hippie
This engrossing book details the hippie life and lifestyle of the author/protagonist over one year's time, 1967, hence the subtitle: Memoir of a Psychedelic Year. Having been too young to experience the renowned sixties, but as fascinated by it as most in my twenty-something generation, the panoply of the times depicted in the book feels right; goes beyond the easy stereotypes of both hippies and psychedelic drugs like LSD, to the heart and meaning of the era, as seen through the eyes of an extrordinarily observant participant/observer. What he does best, as well as anyone I've ever read, is blend the inner and outer world as he experiences one and moves through the other, in New York's West Village and San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury. A terrific book.
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