Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life

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Square One Publishers, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 215 pages
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Taking Woodstock is the funny, touching, and true story of Elliot Tiber, the man who was instrumental in arranging the site for the original Woodstock Concert. Elliot, whose parents owned an upstate New York motel, was working in Greenwich Village in the summer of 1969. He socialized with the likes of Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and yet somehow managed to keep his gay life a secret from his family. Then on Friday, June 28, Elliot walked into the Stonewall Inn—and witnessed the riot that would galvanize the American gay movement and enable him to take stock of his own lifestyle. And on July 15, when Elliot learned that the Woodstock Concert promoters were unable to stage the show in Wallkill, he offered to find them a new venue. Soon he was swept up in a vortex that would change his life forever.

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Review: Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life

User Review  - Chuck - Goodreads

This book was totally fascinating, however I can understand many of the negative reviews. Many thought it would be about the glamour of Woodstock which it is not. It is not about Santana, Jimi Hendrix ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ariel Gummer - Goodreads

The best book on self acceptance I have ever read. Absolutely still relevant today and an amazing reminder of how far our society has come culturally and how far we still have to go. Read full review

Contents

Lost in White Lake
1
The Teichberg Curse
11
My Other Life
27
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Elliot Tiber has written and produced numerous awardwinning plays and musical comedies. As a professor of comedy writing and performance, he has taught at the New School University and Hunter College in Manhattan. His first novel, Rue Haute, was a bestseller in Europe, and was published in the US under the title High Street.

A national best-selling writer, counselor, and teacher of natural healing methods, Tom Monte is a leading voice inthe natural health movement. He has written and co-authored more than thirty books and many hundreds of articleson virtually every area of health. Among his bestsellers are Recalled By Life, Living Well Naturally, and Natural Prozac. Tom has lectured and conducted transformational programs throughout the United States and around the world. His eight-month Healer's Program, based in New York City and Orval, Belgium, trains practitioners in the useof highly effective natural methods for healing body, mind, and spirit. The Healer's Program is also an experience in personal transformation. Tom also conducts workshops that focus on healing the heart and personal relationships.He lives with his wife, Toby, in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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