Discussion in 'Beat and Hippie Books' started by wild-flowers, Mar 12, 2010.
another roadside attraction
"HIPPIES FROM A-Z"
A Skip Stone Special - I am reading it to my 18 month old 'Grand Daughter' - "I believe the children are our future, teach them well, and let them lead the way"
The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe
Be Here Now - Ram Das
Coney Island of the Mind, by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. UGH. SUCH beautiful poetry. Followed closely by Howl and Other Poems (the Footnote to Howl being my absolute favorite).
Personal favorite right now goes to
A Blue Hand: The Tragicomic, Mind-Altering Odyssey of Allen Ginsberg, a Holy Fool, a Lost Muse, a Dharma Bum, and His Prickly Bride in India
I have also enjoyed Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
on the road!!!
Burnt Toast by Peter Gould
Maybe hard to find as it is out of print.
I had a paperback copy once.
If it counts, Albert Hoffmann "LSD - my trouble child". This book connected with the hippie movement. And, of course it is one of the greatest books I' ve ever read. Its about how LSD was born in swiss lab when WWII was. This book tells you about first LSD tests with different people. It is truth about LSD from dad of LSD.
Brave new world by a huxley
Hey thanks for posting this, i've been looking for a book for ages! This has helped lots
Haven't really read this so much as perused it, but the biggest hippie book I own and know of: "Hippie"
EDIT: LOL I thought this said the 'biggest' hippie book, not best. But yeah, "Hippie" by Barry Miles is among the best. Especially covers the music quite well. And let's not forget "The Doors of Perception" by Aldous Huxley!
The electric koolaid acid test is great!!!! Must read. I would like to read fear and loathing and the subteranneans by keraouc. Any more good suggestions for reading material????
There was a series of these books wasn't there ? I just read the first one and found it hard to get into but once i did i thought it was pretty a good read, Carlos got on MY nerves with all the questions sometimes !
I don't now if this is a hippie book but White Oleandee by Janet Fitch gets me. Hehe
Another Roadside Attraction was one of my favorites. I think it was written by Tom Robbins.
Be Here Now, Ram Dass
The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, Alan Watts
The Electric Kool Aide Acid Test, Tom Wolfe
Acid Dreams, Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain
Divine Right's Trip, Gurney Norman
On The Road, Jack Kerouac
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Lila, Robert Pirsig
"Jack Kerouac didn't have a hippy bone in his body" - Tim Leary in 'Flashbacks'.
Probably not as "Hippie" as later works, but the writings of Buckminster Fuller are right the fuck on.
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