Souvenirs of a Blown World

Souvenirs of a Blown World

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Bestselling author of the Fletch series Gregory Mcdonald presents firsthand accounts of major events during the sixties and interviews with Joan Baez, Abbie Hoffman, Krishnamurti, Phil Ochs, Andy Warhol, and others. The year was 1966, and fresh off the heels of his controversial debut novel Running Scared, Mcdonald was hired to write for the Boston Globe with the instruction to qGo and have fun and write about it, and if you end up cut and bleeding on the sidewalk, call the office.q Souvenirs of a Blown World is an exuberant account of the people, the encounters, and emotions that raced through the nation during those indelible years. You will follow a war-battered young soldier through the steamy quagmire of Vietnam, attend a barbeque bash in Dallas for the opening of John Waynea€™s two hundred and first picture, watch Jack Kerouac booze himself into hallucinatory eloquence, and run through the streets of Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Captured in kaleidoscopic prose, this is the vanished world of Americaa€™s revolt, the explosive second adolescence that shook old institutions to their foundations . . . the time we must relive and understand if we are to understand and live through our own.Girl friends, wives (chicks, old ladies), were to race against each other in powder puffs, Corvettes, Impalas, in the Debutante Derby, sitting straight behind their steering wheels, hands at eleven and one on a clockface, in good tweed slacks, anbsp;...

Title:Souvenirs of a Blown World
Author: Gregory Mcdonald
Publisher:Seven Stories Press - 2011-01-04

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