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The author, free, is a thinly disguised abbie hoffman. In the introduction to steal this book, famous 1960s protest organizer abbie hoffman describes the work as a manual for survival in the prison that is amerika, spelling the countrys name incorrectly to show disrespect for the law. In 1971, hoffman published steal this book which advised readers on how to live for free. Abbie hoffmans most popular book is steal this book. 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. The best of abbie hoffman 1989 published by four walls eight windows, new york forward by norman mailer, preface and editing by daniel simon selections from revolution for the hell of it, woodstock nation, and steal this book.

Packed with information, advice, and abbies unique outlaw wisdom avoid all needle drugsthe only dope worth shooting is richard nixon. A driving force behind the social revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, hoffman inspired a generation to challenge the status quo. And he stood up to the injustices in this country, i loved listening to him and still love him, i wish he could be reborn, we need him. Abbie hoffman books list of books by author abbie hoffman. Writer and activist abbie hoffman 19361989 was best known for his antiwar protests as a leader of the youth international party in the 1960s. Hoffman wrote messianically of new lifestyles and values in his books revolution for the hell of it, woodstock nation and steal this book, the latter a kind of kamikaze attack on corporate. Selections from revolution for the hell of it, woodstock nation, steal this book and new writings by.

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The book, in the style of the counterculture, mainly focused on ways to fight the government, and against corporations in any way possible. The book was written as hoffman was awaiting trial as one of the chicago eight for conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 democratic national convention in chicago. Voices of a peoples history of the united states by howard zinn. Steal this book is a book written by abbie hoffman. Abbie hoffman s most popular book is steal this book. The best of abbie hoffman is the inspirational life story of abbie hoffman, cofounder of the yippie movement and one of the most important activists of the twentieth century. Steal this book by abbie hoffman, 9781568582177, download free ebooks, download free pdf epub ebook.

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