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Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman

Steal This Book (1971)

by Abbie Hoffman

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Changed my world view, even though I borrowed it from the library instead of stealing it. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
First saw this book in High school where it was passed around with a laugh. Found this copy in a thrift store. Obviously dated now, it is fascinating to read about how the counter coulture viewed itself in the heady days of the early 1970s. ( )
  kaki5231 | Sep 8, 2012 |
Anyone who lived in the sixties and has not read this book probably voted for Nixon, BOTH TIMES! That in itself is not a crime.

If you are NOT as old as dirt, you still owe it to yourself to take a swim through these pages.

Failing to grasp the dynamic of this era and its implications that are echoed with the current events (drug wars, poverty, land wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.) is a modern mind crime. If you are a member of a militia, you may not be interested in the obvious or not so obvious messages of this book. You will probably never grasp the concept of revolution as theater. ( )
1 vote DougUnit12 | Nov 5, 2009 |
i did and it was worth the running away i had to do to keep it. ( )
7 vote sadiebooks | Aug 5, 2007 |
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A driving force behind the social revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, Hoffman inspired a generation to challenge the status quo. 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. Outrageously illustrated by R. Crumb, it nevertheless conveys a serious message to all would-be revolutionaries: You don't have to take it anymore. "All Power to the Imagination was his credo. Abbie was the best." — Studs Terkel

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