The Hippie Handbook: How to Tie-Dye a T-Shirt, Flash a Peace Sign, and Other Essential Skills for the Carefree Life

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Chronicle Books, Jul 22, 2004 - Social Science - 176 pages
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Brothers and sisters! Here at last is a light-hearted, free-spirited, groovy guide to the timeless hippie skills and activities that make the world a better place, one macrame belt at a time. In illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions, author Chelsea Cain -- who grew up on an Iowa hippie commune -- provides practical and playful know-how for the hippie and hippie-at-heart. Learn how to milk a goat, build a compost pile, play "Kumbaya" on the guitar, teach a dog how to catch a Frisbee, and get your file from the FBI. Discover the finer points of caring for a fern, choosing a mantra, organizing a protest, naming your hippie baby, and making sand candles as holiday gifts. Including primers on cooking, dressing, driving, telling time, dancing, and celebrating your birthday in classic hippie style, and a righteous appendix of essential hippie books, movies, and slang, The Hippie Handbook knows the score. Right on.
  

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Review: The Hippie Handbook: How to Tie-Dye a T-Shirt, Flash a Peace Sign, and Other Essential Skills for the Carefree Life

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Review: The Hippie Handbook: How to Tie-Dye a T-Shirt, Flash a Peace Sign, and Other Essential Skills for the Carefree Life

User Review  - Sheela Word - Goodreads

Fun send-up of the hippie stereotype, but there's much less content than the table of contents led me to believe. I finished the book in an hour and didn't feel that I learned anything real about life on a commune. Read full review

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Contents

How To Wear Your Hair Like a Hippie
16
How To Dress Like a Hippie
20
How To Tell Time Like a Hippie
24
How To Anthropomorphize Inatimate Obejct
26
How To Pick Up a Hippie
28
How To Name Your Hippie Baby
30
How To Macramé
35
How To Care for a Fern
39
How To Milk a Goat
100
How To Dance Like a Hippie
105
How To Celebrate May Day Like a Hippie
106
How To Make a Dandelion Crown
110
How To Celebrate Your Birthday Like a Hippie
113
How To Make a Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake
114
Stuff to do Around a Campfire
117
How To Play Kumbaya on a Guitar
118

How To TieDye a TShirt
42
How To Make a Skirt our of a Pair of Old Jeans
46
How To Grow an Avocado Sprout from a Seed in a Jar
50
How To Make an Origami Crane
53
How To Amble
58
How To Hitchhike
60
How To Drive like a Hippie
62
How To Change the Oil in Your VW Bus
66
How To Take Care of Birkensfocks
68
How To Catch a Frisbee
70
How To Make Sand Candles as Holiday Gifts
75
How To Draw Psychedelic Letters
79
How To and When to Flash a Peace Sign
82
How to Meditate
85
How To Howl at the Moon
86
How To Choose a Mantra
87
How To Do a Sun Salutation
89
How To Find Spiritual Enlightenment
90
How To Start a Commune
92
How To Build a Compost Pile
97
How To Cook Like a Hippie
120
How To Grow Tempeh in our Bathtub
127
How To Decorate Your Home Like a Hippie
130
How To Dumpster Dive
134
How To Clean Your House Like a Hippie
136
How To Paint a Mural on the Side of Your House or Minibus
138
How To Pick a Suitable Hippie Job
142
How To Panhandle
144
How To Organize a Protest
146
How To Tree Sit
150
How To Smoke Bananas
152
How To Recognize an Undercover Cop
155
How To Get a Copy of Your File from the FBI
156
How To Join the Peace Corps
158
How To Run Away to Morocco
160
Essential Hippie Movies
164
Essential Hippie Books
167
Hippie Glossary of Terms
174
About the Author
176
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About the author (2004)

Chelsea Cain really has milked a goat and made tempeh in her bathtub. Author of the memoir Dharma Girl, she lives the carefree life in Portland, Oregon.

Lia Miternique is a far-out illustrator and graphic designer who lives in Portland, Oregon.

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