HIPPIES

HIPPIES

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by Peter Jedick
     
 

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Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, the 1969-70 school year. Senior Matt Kubik is having a groovy time sharing an off-campus duplex with three quirky guys and four far out hippie chicks. His two goals are to find true love and avoid the Vietnam War draft. That is, until the anti-Vietnam War protests spin out of control. The rest is history.

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Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, the 1969-70 school year. Senior Matt Kubik is having a groovy time sharing an off-campus duplex with three quirky guys and four far out hippie chicks. His two goals are to find true love and avoid the Vietnam War draft. That is, until the anti-Vietnam War protests spin out of control. The rest is history.

Editorial Reviews

Ben Grabow
Hippies author offers first-person perspective On college life in Ohio during tumultuous times Peter Jedick’s novel, Hippies, is a first person account of life at Kent State University toward the end of the decade of love, written by a man who experienced it all...From the beginning, Hippies is a quick read—playful, innocent and funny, it moves at a pace that will keep the reader engaged. So it’s hard to believe that Jedick is working his way toward a monster e
Chris Newmarker
Hippies' brings the past alive with tale of the Vietnam War A senior at Kent State in 1970, he has done a great service in bringing not just Kent State but the entire 1960's to life...The great thing about "Hippies" is not that it describes a strange and distant world but that it shows a college campus much like our own where special circumstances lead to tragic events...That is why "Hippies" is such a good book for someone seeking to learn about the recent past.
Christopher Amott
Hippie Hippie Shaken Hippies is a disarming novel about peaceful, fun loving 1960s college kids who go to anti-war rallies the way that their parents went to pep rallies...Author Peter Jedick, who attended the school at the time when the National Guard triggered one of the greatest tragedies of the love generation, keeps you in suspense right up to Hippies’ final pages...Hippies is a rich and rewarding view of the lusts and wanderlusts of a soon-to-be lost generation.
Don Delco
'Hippies' tells familiar tale In his first-ever novel, author Peter Jedick has captured what it was like to be attending college and also practicing the hippie lifestyle during the turbulent late 60s...Throughout the book, Jedick describes vividly the thoughts and feelings of a college student and how they dealt with the situations that were presented to them...It makes for an entertaining yet very realistic feeling of how a college student lived during such a wild era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780960550852
Publisher:
Jedick, Peter Enterprises
Publication date:
01/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
310
File size:
520 KB

Meet the Author

Peter Jedick is a professional freelance writer and the author of four books. He was a student at Kent State University on May 4th, 1970 when the Ohio National Guard killed four students during an anti-Vietnam War protest. It was an international event that rocked the nation and provided the background for his novel HIPPIES. He has written for all the major publications in Northeast Ohio and has worked at numerous professions to help finance his freelance writing career. These include railroad track laborer,substitute teacher, newspaper reporter and taxi driver. He currently supports his family as a city of Cleveland fire fighter. He is married and has six children who believe his stories about half of the time. His other three books are "CLEVELAND: Where the East Coast Meets the Midwest," LEAGUE PARK, and another novel, "The West Tech Terrorist."

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HIPPIES 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It gave me the hippie fiction fix that I needed. Matt and his friends are trying to finish college and avoid the draft, as they embark on adventures and join anti-war rallies and smoke pot. It was well written and visual and gave me an idea of what life was like for college students back in 69-70.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Kent State student I think this book did an amazing job bringing the May 4 situation into understanding. Before reading this I knew a great deal about the weekend before May 4 but I couldn't understand how those students felt, now i do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago