We are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against

What's Wrong With Timmy?
Kid's Guide to Birth

People our parents warned us against cover

We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us Against
A Close-Up of the Whole Hippie Scene
Von Hoffman
1968

If you were a parent back in the day of hippies, this was your guidebook to the inside life of those crazy kids. Here are the inside stories told from some hippie children from Haight-Ashbury in 1967. You can learn groovy words like: pushing, scoring, tripping, acid, and smack. There is also lots of group sex and marijuana. Not a bad cultural profile, but a bit disorganized for reading. The author throws in ads, headlines, and other text that seem to be chapter markers, but aren’t really related. Maybe the author was trying to make a statement with his more “free form” organization.

Sample Hippie Joke:

Q – Do you know what happened to the hippy who crossed IBM with LSD?

 A – He went on a business trip.

Everyone stay groovy, and feel free to contemplate the good old days with Jimmy Buffett’s song of nearly the same title.

Mary

we are the people back cover

Freak Night in the FCrew You Room

personal ads from underground newspaper

8 comments

  1. You just know that that couple is now like an Assistant HR Director for a regional TD Ameritrade and a retired history teacher.

  2. If MST3K could make fun of a book, or the movie of this book (if it ever became one), THIS would definitely be one of the prime candidates for a good riffing…

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