Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture

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Putnam, 1980 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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Synopsis: Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture is the life story of one of the most important activists of the 20th century. Hoffman's book opens with his reflections on his suburban Jewish upbringing and early rebelliousness and goes on to recount his involvement in the student movement at Berkeley in the early 1960s, the anti-war demonstrations of the late '60s and early '70s, and his years as a fugitive from the American justice system. Along the way he gives behind-the-scenes details about the events at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago and subsequent Chicago Seven trial, his "levitation" of the Pentagon, and his friendships with Jerry Rubin, Bobby Seale, Allen Ginsberg, and many others. For this edition, his widow, Johanna Lawrenson, has written a new afterword about Hoffman's activism in the '80s and his legacy today. Insightful, funny, and often moving, Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture is a self-portrait of a radical taking stock of his life's work.

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User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Love him or hate him, Abbie Hoffman more than just a celebrity during the late 60's early 70's. Without his unorthodox leadership and social contributions, the Vietnam War and other political ills of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gordon Hilgers - Goodreads

This is the third time I have read this amazing autobiography, and now that I am older and can see more clearly, it is obvious that, if anything, Abbie Hoffman is a true American hero of the legendary ... Read full review

Contents

The Whole Worlds Wrong and Youre Right
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Family Forever
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Jewish Grease 17
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Copyright

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About the author (1980)

One of the most influential and recognizable American activists of the twentieth century, Abbie Hoffman was born in 1936 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His writings include Steal This Book, Woodstock Nation, and The Autobiography of Abbie Hoffman. He died in 1989.

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