Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel | EW.com

Books

Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel From the Boston tea party to the AIDS activists who slipped a giant condom over Jesse Helms' Arlington, Va., home last year, American rebels have...Abbie Hoffman: American RebelBiography, Nonfiction From the Boston tea party to the AIDS activists who slipped a giant condom over Jesse Helms' Arlington, Va., home last year, American rebels have...1992-11-13Rutgers University Press
A

Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel

Genre: Biography, Nonfiction; Author: Marty Jezer; Publisher: Rutgers University Press

From the Boston tea party to the AIDS activists who slipped a giant condom over Jesse Helms’ Arlington, Va., home last year, American rebels have gone in for theatrics. Abbie Hoffman extended the tradition in the ’60s, raining dollar bills on the New York Stock Exchange, preaching love on the steps of the Pentagon, running a hog named Pigasus for President. In Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel, a sympathetic history of a maligned decade, Marty Jezer, a fellow antiwar activist, details Hoffman’s humor, manic energy, depressive spells, political skills, and above all, his incurable and still contagious optimism. A