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Inhaltsangabe: A collection of essays discusses the spirit of volunteerism sweeping the nation, his experiences with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, his couseling in children's hospitals, and more.
From Kirkus Reviews: Legendary hippie Wavy Gravy presents 49 goofy and sometimes gripping autobiographical vignettes on everything from Woodstock to Janis Joplin's infectious laugh to the charitable Seva Foundation, using his own life and distinctly wavy sense of humor to get people to ``dare to struggle, dare to grin.'' ``What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000.'' This sunny if unrealistic announcement, blasted through the loudspeakers at Woodstock, became emblematic for Gravy as, over the years, the toothless, grinning founding father of the still-thriving Hog Farm commune came to represent humanitarian and spiritual action as a fun pursuit, a prankster path. Here, Gravy describes some of the strange and extraordinary encounters that changed a bright but reasonably straight young comedian named Hugh Romney into the cosmic clown with the bizarre moniker (allegedly coined by B.B. King). There's the time Gravy gave the psychotropic drug DMT to Lenny Bruce; the drug, Gravy says, literally blew the comedian out his hotel window but, even as he fell, Bruce supposedly yelled, ``Man shall rise above the rule.'' Or the time, years later, when Gravy bandied with charismatic Tibetan lama Ch?gyam Trungpa and updated the ancient riddle about what comes first, service or enlightenment. ``Do you know that man?'' a follower asked Trungpa. ``That man is self-explanatory,'' answered the lama. Through decades studded with friendships with fellow countercultural icons (Ken Kesey, Ram Dass, etc.), Gravy has apparently perfected his heart and his humor. Here, however, it's his moving stories of his tireless work with ill children that best demonstrate his mushy, generous, exuberant heart. The man who once ran a pig for president has become a seasoned do-gooder, and this enjoyable if unabashedly sentimental collection may well succeed in convincing readers that working to ease suffering in the world can be a wonderful trip. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titel: Something Good for a Change: Random Notes on...
Verlag: St Martins Pr
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Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0312078382 Ships promptly from Texas. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HGT4512DPGG051217H0138A
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Sound copy that may show minimal signs of wear or previous ownership. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3IIL03000M5H
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Good clean sturdy hardcover copy in dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers D2659
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0312078382
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803120783864.0
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Yellow boards, metallic blue spine title. Corners sharp, binding strong, pages clean, bright, unmarked. Pages have sustained some water damage, making them "wavy", no musty smell. Brightly colored pictorial dj has no tears, chips, or creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001502
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, U.S.A., 1992. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Near Fine. First Edition, Second Printing. This is a near fine second printing paperback copy, yellow spine. With a two page art & inscription by Wavy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Inscribed By Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 077823
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Press, NY, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st priting) in a like dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 046916
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0312078382 This is a paperback copy. Second Edition> SIGNED by Author. Covers are unmarked, clean and bright. Spine is solid and firm, with no creasing. Interior text block is straight and firm, and free of markings. This is a very nice copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers CORV-BBC-0K71178
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Collectible: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. An exceptional hardcover with a crisp dust jacket, a tight binding and an unmarked text. First edition, with a full number line.Former owners name on front free end paper. From a private smoke free collection. Shipping within 24 hours, tracking number and delivery Confirmation. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GBox84-510e