* A signed and numbered, limited edition copy
* Experience 60s counterculture first-hand
* The premier work of New Journalism
Imagine this: You get together with a few friends, but instead of sipping on some California wine and maybe passing a joint around the circle, you lace a jug of Kool-Aid with LSD, then go on a full-tilt boogie psychedelic trip. Oh, and this is all happening in a colorfully painted school bus as you cross the country together. Do you think you would pass the test?
It’s been nearly 50 years since Tom Wolfe’s account of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters was published as the premier work of New Journalism. Long-hailed as one of the great books of our time, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” blissfully chronicled the gang’s journey across the country in search of intersubjectivity. Now you can experience the merriment yourself with a signed and numbered, limited-edition copy.
Re-worked as a hardcover, 10.5″ x 16.5″ coffee table book, this collectible volume is from publishing powerhouse, Taschen.
You’ll re-live budding friendships with the Hells Angels and meetings with such counter-cultural icons as The Grateful Dead and Allen Ginsberg. Experience the disappointment of a failed coming together of East and West when the Pranksters are unable to meet Timothy Leary; get caught up in the danger of escaping to Mexico to avoid marijuana charges; and follow the gang to defeat as Kesey begins his sentence in a work camp.
A worthy addition to your library, office or living room, this edition of “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” proves that the search for art, inspiration and beauty still colors our lives today.
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