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So you want to be a hippie--essential reading list

Bradlee Ben "malachiconstant"
 
Be Here Now
Be Here Now
"Dr. Richard Alpert morphs into Baba Ram Dass, gets here now.   Of course, you know, it would have been better to be there then."
Steal This Book
Steal This Book
"Book is worthless political hogwash; title says it all."
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Signet)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Signet)
"Thinly veiled revolutionary manifesto.  Kesey turned on to LSD by my friend Dino, the original San Francisco hippie, and takes it from there"
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
"In case you didn't know how to chew up peyote buttons, this book explains the whole mandala"
Conversations with the Dead: The Grateful Dead Interview Book
Conversations with the Dead: The Grateful Dead Interview Book
"Get the deluxe edition, with the smokable insert pages.  If God gave a love-in, the Dead would be the house band, with Pigpen center stage with his harp"
Cheap Thrills
Cheap Thrills
"Forget bios--only way to understand is to listen to this album, and swallow two four-bolt hits of Owsely Stanley's"
Freak Out
Freak Out
"In Los Angeles, there were no hippies until the media created them.  Only "freaks".  Zappa was their poster boy, and this album was their first anthem"
Zap Comix No. 0
Zap Comix No. 0
"Keep reading, front to back, again and again, until you understand the machineries of God."
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between
"Quasi-religious mystical hippies loved this sh*t"
Arlo Guthrie Book
Arlo Guthrie Book
"It's about Alice...and the res-tau-rant."
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
"outsider's view of formative events"
On the Road
On the Road
"the old-timers' bible to free thinking"
CliffsNotes on Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides)
CliffsNotes on Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides)
"Cliff's Notes best for those too stoned to read the original book; the younster's bible to free thinking"
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
"the story of the Movement's bouncers; Thompson would later bloom as post-Hippiedom's leading exponent on dissolution:  we were headed into Barstow when the ether began to kick in..."
High Times Cultivation Tips
High Times Cultivation Tips
"Hippiedom was a growth industry"
Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back
Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back
"Dylan spent his youth busting butt to make it in the mainstream folk scene, and after he succeeded, just kept getting weirder year after year."
El Hobbit / The Hobbit (Spanish Edition)
El Hobbit / The Hobbit (Spanish Edition)
"The Trilogy is to the Revolution what Dante's Divine Comedy is to American Catholicism.  In neither case can you substitute the move for the books, so get cracking, Ace!"
1967-1970 (The Blue Album)
1967-1970 (The Blue Album)
"When Strawberry Fields Forever came out as a single, it was time to fasten your seat belt."
The Warren Commission Report: Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
The Warren Commission Report: Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
"Don't think for a minute that Kennedy's murder didn't destroy the gung-ho idealism of this generation, and the badly kept secret that the government did it pushed us over the edge to mass mutiny."
I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die
I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die
"the Fish cheer could get any crowd on its feet"
Four Dead in Ohio: Was There a Conspiracy at Kent State
Four Dead in Ohio: Was There a Conspiracy at Kent State
"This book is not the point.  The point is the event.  This is what turned the mutiny dark and ugly.  To this day, I cannot hear the CSN song "Ohio" without rage and tears."
Reefer Madness
Reefer Madness
"everyone loved anti-drug propaganda, but this was the first and best of it--a favorite at stoned-out parties"
How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're
How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're
"Firesign Theater spoke for a whole generation."
Joy of Sex : A Gourmet Guide to Lovemaking
Joy of Sex : A Gourmet Guide to Lovemaking
""If it feels good, do it!""
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