The best hippie book you have EVER read?

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  1. thedope

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    another roadside attraction
     
  2. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill Lifetime Supporter

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    "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" :)
     
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    The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe
    Be Here Now - Ram Das
     
  4. wishful sinful

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    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).
     
  5. Raga_Mala

    Raga_Mala Psychedelic Monk

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    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
     
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  7. niceneasy

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    Burnt Toast by Peter Gould
    Maybe hard to find as it is out of print.
    I had a paperback copy once.
     
  8. River 1509

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    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.
     
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    Brave new world by a huxley
     
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    Hey thanks for posting this, i've been looking for a book for ages! This has helped lots:D

    Jasmine :peace:
     
  11. psychedelicpiper

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    Haven't really read this so much as perused it, but the biggest hippie book I own and know of: "Hippie"

    haha :)

    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!
     
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    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????
     
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    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 !
     
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  15. WhiteOleander

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    I don't now if this is a hippie book but White Oleandee by Janet Fitch gets me. Hehe
     
  16. tumbling.dice

    tumbling.dice Visitor

    Another Roadside Attraction was one of my favorites. I think it was written by Tom Robbins.
     
  17. WonderlostVW73

    WonderlostVW73 Midwest Librarian

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    Helter Skelter. :p
     
  18. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed & Confused Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

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    "Jack Kerouac didn't have a hippy bone in his body" - Tim Leary in 'Flashbacks'.
     
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  20. autophobe2e

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    Probably not as "Hippie" as later works, but the writings of Buckminster Fuller are right the fuck on.
     
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