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Kesey's Garage Sale Paperback – August 1, 1973


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 238 pages
  • Publisher: The Viking Press; First Edition edition (August 1, 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670003468
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670003464
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #966,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Ken Kesey was born in Colorado in 1935. He founded the Merry Pranksters in the sixties and became a cult hero, a phenomenon documented by Tom Wolfe in his book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. He died in 2001.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By KV Trout on August 16, 2009
Format: Paperback
"Garage Sale" is the perfect title for this!

Jeez! Only TWO reviews of this great book! I guess us old folks are the only ones who read this or have it, and the average young person has no clue about it, apparently not even many of the next-generation hippie types that follow the Dead and so on...

Anyway, this is mostly about Kesey's philosophies, his points of view, his ideas and things he likes. In case you don't know who Kesey is, he was a counter-culture hero who ran around with the other Merry Pranksters on the bus named "Further", holding electric kool-aid acid tests at Grateful Dead concerts, and generally being a free spirit and hippie anti-revolutionary who was originally given lsd by the government (CIA) as they were looking for a mind-control agent. But things went awry ... and lsd became a way for hippies to expand their minds and see the insanity of war and the CIA and other b.s....

If you want to read a great book written by author Kesey, there are TWO:
1) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Yes, a great movie with Jack Nicholson, but a MUCH BETTER book!
2) Sometimes A Great Notion - perhaps one of the best novels ever written in the English language - no, in any language. It has nothing to do with hippies or drugs, it's about a family of Oregon loggers. But he goes so deeply into the minds of his characters and, what can I say other than "It's BRILLIANT!"

"Garage Sale" is not a novel, just a collection of "items". But it's very interesting especially if you are interested in the Sixties.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By smithd74 on April 5, 2000
Format: Paperback
I loved this book. When I couldn't find a good copy of "On the Bus" I went looking for some Kesey I had not read. Garage Sale satisfied my craving. Great book regardless, but a must read for any Kesey fan.
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10 of 16 people found the following review helpful By al ellefson on April 11, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Only Kesey could make this premise (a self-indulging scrapbook collection of writings, pictures and tidbits) work so well. Gratuitous, yes, and sometimes annoyingly, well... hippie-ish, this GARAGE SALE still has some great litte items. I especially like the Krassner interview where ol' Kesey explains his Pro-Life, anti-abortion position with the clarity of a scientist and the zeal of a backwoods preacher! I wish every American would read it.
I don't know where you might dig up this gold mine nowadays, but it WILL be worth the search. (Most University libraries seem to have an old worn-out copy, actually.)
Check it out.
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