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Hippie Hippie Shake: The Dreams, the Trips, the Trials, the Love-ins, the Screw Ups...the Sixties Paperback – May 16, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (May 16, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747523452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747523451
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,931,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Utterly unputdownable."- Sunday Times



"More dopers, visionaries, groupies, loonies, con artists, and sharks than you can wave a spliff at . . . Hugely enjoyable."
(--Time Out

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"An entrancingly wicked account of the greatest decade ever."
(--Marie Claire

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"The perfect sixties book . . . the definitive guide to the sex and drugs shebang."
(--Independent

) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Richard Neville is the author of the cult bestseller THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHARLES SOBRHAJ, co-authored by the Australian journalist Julie Clarke, whom he later married. His novel PLAYING AROUND was published in 1991. As a columnist and broadcaster he remains a controversial social commentator, and his fifth book, OUT OF MY MIND, contains the best of his output from the end of OZ to the present day. He lives with his wife and two daughters near Sydney, on a bush property within the Blue Mountains National park in New South Wales, Australia.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
There is always room for another book about the SIXTIES, and there is more than a niche market for the good natured and witty eye of RICHARD NEVILLE in his aptly titled HIPPIE HIPPIE SHAKE. The book is perfectly lengthed, is unpretentious, focussing, like a memoir, on those events with which the author was intimately involved. Neville was in the eye of the legendary sex drugs and rock and roll storm and has lived to tell the tale.He gives us a pithy picture of those good ole hazy lazy days when the living was easy and more than the cotton was high. The book reads as fresh as a Sunday morning fruit frappe and is surprisingly generous to those at whom he might have swung an axe. Well he does take a swing or two at Jerry Rubin but the anecdotes about rival Australians who even then were in hard training for the celebrity bigtime, are both amusing and affectionate. Clive James - Mr. Ultra-Square in a shiny blue suit non-inhaling in Neville's Notting Hill basement HQ; Robert Hughes in his acid/motorcycle/leather/pre-Time Magazine period when he had to do a moonlight flit from multifarious credtiors, not to mention a raging Nordic blonde bombshell of a wife. And most notably Germaine Greer (who has refused to read the book but has famously said that she will not sue. "Richard will be lucky if I ever speak to him again.") The narrative concludes of course with Mr.Read more ›
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Richard Neville, the editor of a little publication called OZ, was a key figure among the international underground of the late 1960s, those freaks, hippies, and political radicals with whom the era is so identified. I first became familiar with his activities during this time by reading his 1970 book PLAYPOWER, a fascinating journalistic chronicle of three years of social change when it seemed the old order of things would be completely done away with by young people with unquashable joie de vivre and international mobility. HIPPIE HIPPIE SHAKE, published in 1995, are Neville's memoirs of his life as a member of the Underground, from his student days in Australia until his 1971 prosecution with other OZ editors for obscenity.

As the late 1960s are the most flamboyant years of his chronicle, Neville could have started the book with his arrival in London in 1966 and still made plenty of readers happy. I'm happy, however, that he dedicates the first 64 pages to his subversive activities in Australia, when he produced the first incarnation of OZ with other students starting in 1962. For all their snubbing of the system, these youngsters in what was then an obscure part of the world led a fair tame life, with this early scene lacking the drugs and participation in international political movements that one normally associates with the Underground. Sexual promiscuity is the only extreme in the lives of these people mostly just lampooning old people. But after two prosecutions for obscenity, Neville felt it necessary to join the massive exodus of young Australians to the UK, and in 1966 he set off overland. He briefly tells of his adventures in Laos, Nepal and India.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr Winston on June 26, 2012
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After reading Neville's excellent 'Playpower' over twenty years ago I couldn't resist picking this up on the kindle when I noticed it had been re-released. Neville was one of the movers and shakers of the late sixties and early seventies publishing Oz Magazine and famously being prosecuted for obscenity by an establishment that had been clearly rattled by the underground press. Although the anecdotes and stories of sixties excess are entertaining and the writing draws you in wonderfully what makes this a really interesting read is that it's a story of how to succeed through sheer confidence and determination. If you need to be inspired to re-write the rule book then this could be your manual.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D on March 23, 2013
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I guess that I was more interested in the American scene, and I really don't know who these people are. the writing is very British. But what a great photo on the cover!
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