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Acid Christ
Acid Christ

Acid Christ

Ken Kesey, LSD and the Politics of Ecstasy

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

440 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF, Cloth, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: November 2011

ISBN 9781936182275

Rights: US & CA

Schaffner Press (Nov 2011)
Schaffner Press, Inc.

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Overview

An entertaining examination of a key figure in the decade of counterculture

Following the leader of the notorious "Merry Pranksters" from his birth in Colorado to his literary success and the cross-country journey that inspired the "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," this candid biography chronicles the life and times of 1960s cultural icon Ken Kesey. Presenting an incisive analysis of the author who described himself as "too young to be a beatnik, and too old to be a hippie,” this account conducts a mesmerizing journey from author Mark Christensen's point of view, who grew up in Southern California and migrated to Oregon to be part of the Kesey "flock." From interviews with family members and those within his inner circle, this exploration reveals the bestselling author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in his many forms, placing him within the framework of his time, his generation, and the zeitgeist of the psychedelic era.

Author Biography

Mark Christensen is the author of The So-Cal Speed Shop, Super Car: The Story of the Xeno, and The Sweeps: Behind the Scenes in Network TV. He is the former editor of Oregon Magazine and a media columnist for Rolling Stone. He has contributed articles to American Film, Connoisseur, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Playboy, TV Guide, and Wired. He lives in Laguna Beach, California.