By Robert Wintner

The 12 months while every thing had to be skilled and attempted, whilst innocence was once tempted, performed, and lost.

1969 was once that pivotal 12 months for the child boomers. younger and blameless, they got the last word freedoms and have been confronted with starting to be up.

This touching, hilarious memoir is the real tale of a past due sixties grand travel of Europe—a life-defining parable, if you have in mind and if you happen to can’t. by no means prior to and never given that have a handful of seasons so exquisitely outlined the adaptation among correct and mistaken. With the reward of sweet sixteen they observed, sensed, and savored the laughably transparent contrast among revenue cause and greed, among fact and propaganda, among nationwide curiosity and safety contractors, among a stunning cloud of smoke and the smoke of napalm, and among the phantoms of safety and the hazards of complacency and atrophy.

Stoned to the gills after which a few, those adventurers observed and felt and knew issues that no iteration sooner than did. a few totally engaged within the counterculture whereas others basically saw, sticking a left foot in, pulling a left foot out, yet now not really leaping to the entire hokeypokey.

It was once an immense time of self-discovery, of affection, and of checking out what you have been made of.

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