No smartphones, no internet, no internships, no ambition, no plans, no money. Just lots of pot and cheap beer and a half-baked desire to become a hippie. Welcome to the end of the 60’s era. In 1972, David Noonan dropped out of college for no good reason, worked nights in a gas station and days in a cemetery, then quit both jobs to hitchhike west and meet up with his brother John, a natural-born rambler and a certified member of the counterculture. Attempted Hippie is Noonan’s vivid account of his odyssey from New Jersey to California and back again. It’s a funny, un-romanticized tale of a young man with the wrong glasses and the wrong hair searching for himself…and his next ride. David Noonan is a former Senior Editor at Newsweek and author of the critically acclaimed novel Memoirs of a Caddy. His journalism has been published in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, the New York Times Magazine and other publications. Besides pumping gas, burying people and caddying, he has also worked as a plumber’s helper, a dishwasher, a cab driver, a diamond weigher and a roustabout. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Noonan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018921/bk_adbl_018921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alex Bushnell´s life was bland, carefree, and safe, working for a medium-sized San Francisco newspaper, until one night it went all wrong. A chance meeting with a girl at a party, a single night of excess, and suddenly Alex´s life spiraled out of control. Hooked on heroin and a girl he can´t shake, Alex battles to find himself and the life he so quickly lost. All The Hippes Are Dead is a drug-fueled, sex-crazed coming-of-age novel like no other, placing Henning firmly in the cult-classic district of the literary map. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Wells. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001672/bk_acx0_001672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amy Landry is your average, run-of-the-mill, self-professed hippie waitress. Living out her existence in Spokane, Washington, she strives to reach financial stability in the hopes of pursuing her art full time. Working for a boss who couldn’t be more her opposite, she struggles toward her goal. Her plans change when an adversary has a near death experience on the floor in her section and is whisked away by a very handsome, and very perplexing, paramedic. Slowly her delusions fall away to reveal what kind of life she had been living and how far it is from the life she knows she deserves. The peace-loving pacifist finds herself facing a difficult choice between her ideals and the direction reality wants to send her. With a strong spine, clear outlook, and a healthy respect for Murphy’s Law, Amy must create a fate that she can be proud of when all is said and done. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollis Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023345/bk_acx0_023345_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Neil Young’s Waging Heavy Peace, the rock music memoir of the year. Read by Keith Carradine. ´´I felt that writing books fit me like a glove; I just started and I just kept going.´´ Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture generally in the last four decades. Reflective, insightful, and disarmingly honest, in Waging Heavy Peace he writes about his life and career. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, & Nash, to his massively successful solo career and his reemergence as the patron saint of grunge on to his role today as one of the last uncompromised and uncompromising survivors of rock & roll - this is Neil’s story told in his own words. In the book Young presents a kaleidoscopic view of personal life and musical creativity; it’s a journey that spans the snows of Ontario to the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. Along the way he writes about the music, the victims, the girls, and the drugs; about his happy family life but also about the health problems he and his children have experienced; about guitars, cars, and sound systems; about Canada and California and Hawaii. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Carradine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000342/bk_pauk_000342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the mid-60s, Joe from the Bronx and Beth the orphan escape New York City for Canada, hoping to leave their past lives - and American politics - behind them. At a peace march on their way north, their fortunes intertwine with the fate of Dick, a Royal Military College Officer Cadet. Armed with naïveté, optimism, and a little weed, the three homestead on Nova Scotia´s North Mountain. Unlike many of the fair-weather hippies of summer, they make it through the first winter with a little help from their hardier neighbors. Steve, a man damaged by the Vietnam War, shatters their peaceful existence in one night of rape and violence. When he disappears, the Mountain folk hope that peace will return to their little world. Birth, marriage, death, divorce, and fresh relationships complicate their lives. But even as they gradually resolve the consequences of their own pasts, they become increasingly aware that Steve may return to destroy all they have achieved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seymour Hamilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098959/bk_acx0_098959_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I wish I knew then what I know now. Famous last words. Seven years invested, saddled with a ton of debt, and loads of personal stress, with sadness, I closed my failing yoga studio at the end of 2015. But I found light at the end of the tunnel. I turned around a disastrous situation from all the lessons learned. Now I pass my knowledge on to you. Save thousands of dollars, jump ahead of your competition, and thoroughly understand the business of yoga before you begin. Every bit of business knowledge I acquired over the past decade is in this book. I have spared nothing so you can excel. From the best marketing strategies, to building a solid client base and an unbreakable reputation, you will get to appreciate teaching yoga instead of getting caught up in the trial and error of the first years in business. Sit back, grab a cup of tea, and get cracking! Your business is not going to start all by itself, you know. Who knew starting a business could be this much fun? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle S. Fondin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098001/bk_acx0_098001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The greatest wave of communal living in American history crested in the tumultuous 1960s era including the early 1970s. To the fascination and amusement of more decorous citizens, hundreds of thousands of mostly young dreamers set out to build a new culture apart from the established society. Widely believed by the larger public to be sinks of drug-ridden sexual immorality, the communes both intrigued and repelled the American people. The intentional communities of the 1960s era were far more diverse than the stereotype of the hippie commune would suggest. A great many of them were religious in basis, stressing spiritual seeking and disciplined lifestyles. Others were founded on secular visions of a better society. Hundreds of them became so stable that they survive today. This book surveys the broad sweep of this great social yearning from the first portents of a new type of communitarianism in the early 1960s through the waning of the movement in the mid-1970s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067304/bk_acx0_067304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Samuel var 11 år, da hans mor forlod ham. Tyve år efter er hun pludselig på alles læber efter at have kastet sten efter en republikansk præsidentkandidat. Medierne beskriver Faye som en radikal hippie med en broget fortid i Chicagos protestbevægelse i 1968, men så vidt Samuel ved, var hans mor en helt almindelig pige fra Iowa, der giftede sig med sin ungdomskæreste. Hvem er hun egentlig - og hvorfor forsvandt hun ud af hans liv? Da Samuel går i gang at grave i sin families historie, finder han hemmeligheder, der tvinger ham til at se sin mor - og sig selv - i et nyt lys. ´´Niksen´´ er en stor og rørende roman om familie og relationer i vor tid. ´´Hippie terroristen´´ er første del af Nathan Hills roman ´´Niksen´´. Den amerikanske forfatter Nathan Hill (f. 1976) debuterede i 2016 med den meget anmelderroste roman ´´Niksen´´. Bogen har vundet flere priser og er blevet oversat til 25 sprog. Nathan Hill er født i Iowa og underviser i engelsk på University of St. Thomas i Minnesota. 1. Danish. Lars Thiesgaard. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/001726/bk_lind_001726_sample.mp3.
Lasse & Mathilde er en institution i dansk musikliv. Siden deres gennembrud i 1975 har de været storleverandører af begavet folke- og rockmusik. Sange som ´´Fyn er fin´´ og ´´Lundeborghymnen´´ er i dag nationalklenodier, der er kendte på tværs af generationerne, og de spreder fortsat glæde med deres friskhed. Lasse & Mathilde er dog langt mere end de evigtgrønne ørehængere, og denne bog tager os med på en rejse gennem en fascinerende karriere, der altid har stået i forandringen og udviklingens tegn. Trods succeserne har der dog også været en del bump på vejen, og dem fortæller parret også åbenhjertigt om. Lasse & Mathilde har aldrig været nærige med sig selv, så deres historie er også historien om et frugtbart samarbejde med et væld af andre kunstnere. Bogen tegner derfor også et bredt tidsbillede af tiden og musikmiljøet fra 1960´erne til nu gennem interviews, vidnesbyrd og samtaler med folk, der var en del af det hele. Som det vil fremgå, var ungdomsoprørets tid langtfra en entydig størrelse, så hvad enten du er gammel nostalgiker eller ung og nysgerrig, vil der være nye indsigter at hente. 1. Danish. Tina Kruse Andersen. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/002954/bk_lind_002954_sample.mp3.
Reisen auf den legendären Hippie-Trails der 60er und 70er Jahre Zweite erweiterte und aktualisierte Auflage! Waren die Globetrotter der 1960er und 1970er Jahre, unterwegs auf dem Landweg von Mitteleuropa nach Marokko, Kreta, via Istanbul und Kabul nach Indien und Thailand wirklich, wie oft behauptet, die Pioniere des modernen Massentourismus? Welchen Legenden folgten diese Rucksack-Reisenden, die mit ihren Touren selbst die Legende vom Hippie-Trail begründeten? Diesen Fragen geht der Autor nach, erzählt dabei sowohl die Geschichte einer abenteuerlichen Reise auf dem Hippie-Trail zum ´´Dach der Welt´´ als auch eine Geschichte des Reisens in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten. Dazu bricht er schließlich eine Lanze für den viel gescholtenen Pauschaltouristen. Fazit: Reisen war schon immer ein Beitrag zur Globalisierung, macht die Welt sicher nicht schlechter, manchmal aber ein kleines Stück besser. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Adam Wittek. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/006479/bk_edel_006479_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.