Steal This Book

Steal This Book

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by Abbie Hoffman
     
 

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A driving force behind the social revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, Hoffman inspired a generation to challenge the status quo. Meant as a practical guide for the aspiring hippie, Steal This Book captures Hoffman's puckish tone and became a cult classic with over 200,000 copies sold. Outrageously illustrated by R. Crumb, it nevertheless conveys a serious message

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A driving force behind the social revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, Hoffman inspired a generation to challenge the status quo. Meant as a practical guide for the aspiring hippie, Steal This Book captures Hoffman's puckish tone and became a cult classic with over 200,000 copies sold. Outrageously illustrated by R. Crumb, it nevertheless conveys a serious message to all would-be revolutionaries: You don't have to take it anymore. "All Power to the Imagination was his credo. Abbie was the best." — Studs Terkel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568582177
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
606,952
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.27(h) x 1.08(d)

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Steal This Book 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Abbie Hoffman is still the most amazing person ever. Anyone interested in anything dealing with anarchy, hacking, revolutionizing, anything, will love this and read this as a bible. Awesome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best book i ever read. it is my bible. if u are an anarcist, a radicalist, hacker, preaker, or any thing else that has to do with getting free stuff or ripping people and things off. READ THIS BOOK!!!- you will not go wrong!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like many, I liberated this book from my local bookstore (a B&N?) in the early 70's. At the time I was going to school and working P/T for the telephone company (one of mankind's worst villians according to Hoffman) and thought I had sold out. But I needed the money. Later, I would re-read Abbey's tomb and shake my head at its naivete. Much to my dismay, I realize I have become all that this book rails against -- namely, prosperous and comfortable. I think about this book from time-to-time and remember that radical ideas are the way to the future. Use the system -- for and against itself -- to achieve what you desire. We need another, updated version of this book. Freedom, today is more than a slogan. Too bad Mr. Hoffman isn't around. Thanks, Abbey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is basically a guide with instructions and topics on how to live and fight the system. Coming from Abbie himself, it's packed with knowledge, experience, and character. Needless to say, it is the best damn book I ever stole. However, this book has a very exclusive audience, so I would not recommend it to any who is not an anarchist, revolutionary, or radical. Also, it includes a large amount if numbers, addresses, and references, but they are all ourdated, seeing as how this book is 40+ years old. Don't buy this book. Steal it, if that wasn't obvious enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who do you think you are? Oh wait, I know, YOU are the lazy undeserving pig who is exploiting the poor to make a profit. If only we lived in a country where people like you didn't even exist. One day you will be living in a world where we" lazy, undeserving poor people" will be running the country, and you rich exploiting pigs will be the homeless, jobless, undeserving pieces of trash that you started out as when you were concieved. The poor people someday will bring you to justice, and a disgusted population will drag you alive through the dirt in the streets. LONG LIVE THE RESISTANCE!
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Chicago-Mike More than 1 year ago
This book was every bit the crap I thought it would be. Just another America loathing liberal hypocrite who wants to take from the deserving rich and give to the lazy, undeserving poor. Nothing in the book that espouses picking yourself up by the bootstraps and make something of yourself. No, it's filled with advice on how to "screw" the man, without ever stopping to consider that we the people ARE the man. If you follow his advice, you'll be screwing yourself. What a wasted life he led.