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The Woodstock music festival, now a legendary event, took place a long time ago and memories have largely faded. Her husband, David Harris — who had been arrested and convicted of draft evasion a felony — was serving a month sentence in a federal prison. At Woodstock, Baez sang her heart out. No teenybopper or hippie chick, she was a professional musician.

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Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Woodstock Nation by Abbie Hoffman. A Yippee manifesto on the intersection of politics and art. Hoffman writes: "Woodstock without any politics, without a commitment to self-defense of the nation is a shuck. Get A Copy. Paperback , First Edition , pages.

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Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jun 12, Max rated it liked it. I bought an original, first-print, fingerprint-autographed signed copy by Abbie Hoffman in a bookstore in Chicago.

Oswald owned if first and I have no idea why he parted with it. I shall never part with it unless someone makes me a ludicrous offer that I deem worthy enough. It was written by Hoffman after he returned from Woodstock, during the time he was preparing for his trial as a member of the Chicago 7. He supposedly wrote this in "longhand, whi I bought an original, first-print, fingerprint-autographed signed copy by Abbie Hoffman in a bookstore in Chicago.

He supposedly wrote this in "longhand, while lying upside down, stoned, on the floor of an unused office of the publisher I liked this book. Nov 07, Richard rated it really liked it. I was at Woodstock, considered myself a citizen of Woodstock Nation the counter-culture and loved Abbie Hoffman, so of course I loved this book. I read everything Abbie wrote - he altered my politics, was an apologist for extended adolescence, and was right up there with Paul Krassner as a knock-out funny critic of "the system.

Again, probably an artifact of its times, but really importan I was at Woodstock, considered myself a citizen of Woodstock Nation the counter-culture and loved Abbie Hoffman, so of course I loved this book. Again, probably an artifact of its times, but really important to me at the time. Nov 04, James Roman rated it really liked it. As an impressionable teenager, I bought this book in its first edition and cannot part with it, even though I haven't opened it in decades.

It made Abbie Hoffman one of my heroes. The world changed in ways that Abbie could not foresee like: a huge number of his ardent fans died of AIDS during those Reagan-Bush years. I buried 78 of them. Now, I'm determined not to recycle this book. It's frozen in time, and when I eventually reopen it, I'm sure I'll confron As an impressionable teenager, I bought this book in its first edition and cannot part with it, even though I haven't opened it in decades.

It's frozen in time, and when I eventually reopen it, I'm sure I'll confront a very different Me in the process. Thank you Abbie. Glad to have you along for the ride! Apr 30, Riley rated it liked it. Woodstock Nation is darker and more angry than Abbie Hoffman's earlier Revolution for the Hell of It, which probably reflects the changing time as the 60s turned to the 70s: "I was tired of getting arrested and had even considered cutting my hair and leaving New York.

It was a depressing summer of sitting in courtrooms and waiting for the Big Trial to begin in Chicago. I found I spent a lot of time discussing my arrests and began wondering if I would end up like Lenny Bruce. The picture of him ly Woodstock Nation is darker and more angry than Abbie Hoffman's earlier Revolution for the Hell of It, which probably reflects the changing time as the 60s turned to the 70s: "I was tired of getting arrested and had even considered cutting my hair and leaving New York.

The picture of him lying naked on the bathroom floor that I had seen flashed through my mind each day. Jan 04, NL rated it it was amazing. This book gets four stars for the life-impact factor. I found it at the very top corner of my parents' bookshelf when I was ten. Crazy Writing! This was way better than any conjugal soft-porn I could have hoped to come across in Dick Francis or in those Reader's Digest Condensed Novels of theirs. Completely dated obviously, but contains some fairly entertaining rants about 'pigs', getting sconed over the head by Pete Townshend, and how a nation can't sustain itself on the processed foam we call bread.

Pretty interesting guy though - managed to have the CIA banned from recruiting at the University of Massachusetts on account of their history of illegal activities! Feb 13, Susan rated it it was amazing. Jan 26, Leah rated it it was amazing Shelves: biography. Abbie Hoffman is one of my heroes Mar 25, Ryan rated it really liked it. Abbe Hoffman always had a dry sense of humor His greatest talent was his ability to see the humor in the worse situations and his ability to laugh at himself.

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A revolutionary lives with one foot in a vision of the future. This book rages against a dystopian reality and lusts after a utopia while it keeps swerving into a kind of mutant speculative fiction. Where are the Yippies now that we need them? Mike rated it really liked it Sep 19, Jim rated it liked it Jan 19, Kelli Murrie rated it liked it Oct 15, Roger Green rated it really liked it Jan 31, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Readers also enjoyed. About Abbie Hoffman. Abbie Hoffman. Later he became a fugitive from the law, who lived under an alias following a conviction for dealing cocaine. Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with pol Abbott Howard "Abbie" Hoffman was a social and political activist in the United States who co-founded the Youth International Party "Yippies".

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The book was written as Hoffman was awaiting trial as one of the Chicago Eight for conspiring to incite riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Mostly written in a stream of consciousness style made popular by such works as Ulysses by James Joyce and On the Road by Jack Kerouac , Woodstock Nation focuses on youth culture, including Hoffman's views of rock music and politics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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