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The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

This book was recommended by a good friend in the music industry, and has been on my list for ages.

Tom Wolfe (author of Bonfire of the Vanities) wrote this non-fiction novel chronicling the story of novelist Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters. In the 1960s, Kesey led a group of psychedelic sympathizers around the country in a painted bus, presiding over LSD-induced “acid tests” all along the way.

Long considered one of the greatest books about the history of the hippies, Wolfe’s ability to research like a reporter and simultaneously evoke the hallucinogenic indulgence of the era ensures that this book, written in 1967.

Purchase it from Amazon here.

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