Steal This Hero: An Abbie Hoffman Love Song in Two Verses, One Chorus and a Coda

Steal This Hero: An Abbie Hoffman Love Song in Two Verses, One Chorus and a Coda

by Jack Preston King
     
 

A funny and deeply moving memoir of the author's finding Abbie Hoffman's "Steal This Book" while a pre-teen growing up in a Midwest small town at the end of the Nixon era, and of his disappointing "coming of age" as a full-fledged Abbie-loving cultural revolutionary "Yippie" during a '70s-'80s that had long ago traded "The Revolution" for the hedonistic, "Shut up and… See more details below

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A funny and deeply moving memoir of the author's finding Abbie Hoffman's "Steal This Book" while a pre-teen growing up in a Midwest small town at the end of the Nixon era, and of his disappointing "coming of age" as a full-fledged Abbie-loving cultural revolutionary "Yippie" during a '70s-'80s that had long ago traded "The Revolution" for the hedonistic, "Shut up and dance!" ethic of Disco-mania. [begin excerpt] Really?, I thought. Abbie Hoffman? The guy too dangerous to read? I remind you of him? By comparing me to Abbie, Mom had meant to insult me, to label me a full-fledged traitorous Anarcho-Communist freak. For me, what she'd done was hand me the keys to full membership in the Great Subversive WE. If I was to accept that membership,I reasoned, I'd better find out exactly who WE are. I stole the book... [end excerpt]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105864513
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,156,163
File size:
2 MB

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