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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blast from the past

User Review  - lazyshopper66 -

Being raised by hippies I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this trip down memory lane. It covers everything from how to tiedye to how to stage a protest & its done with humor. Its a must for any child of the60s Read full review

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User Review  - DustinW - LibraryThing

This book is just fun. I happened to run across it on a trip to a little town in Northern California and knew I just had to have it. First, the paper the book is printed on is nice, sort of course ... Read full review

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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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