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Attempted Hippie (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition

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Length: 52 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1015 KB
  • Print Length: 52 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HENVHVC
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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It's 1972 and 21 year old David is a college drop out grave digging during the day and working at a gas station at night. He is still living in New Jersey with his parents. Half-stoned, he impulsively decides to hitchhike 3000 miles across America to visit his younger brother John in Tucson, Arizona. His trip is full of incident, often amusing. Eventually, arriving in Tucson, brother John, has gone to San Francisco. On tracking him down, they travel around the Rockies in a clapped out car on a fun and randomly spontaneous journey. Fuelled on beer and permanently stoned, it seems, their dreams suddenly end as does the story.

A fun exploration of travels across America and the joys and troubles of David trying to join the Hippie scene but not quite succeeding. Well-written by David Noonan.
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This book is O.K. Thats all I can say about it really. I read it all because it was a short read but I don't think I could have read much longer. Its just not my sort of read, sorry D. Noonan.
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Not really what I expected!
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HASH(0x99c3ce64) out of 5 stars Boomers, get this book! 23 Dec. 2013
By Emily Zylber - Published on Amazon.com
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David Noonan draws you in from his first line in this hilariously funny, and honest story about his 1972 trip across country to meet up with his brother, while making a go of becoming a true hippie. Noonan has an amazing ability to let the reader into his head, and understand his feelings, his misery, and dreary circumstances that led him, or drove him, to get out of New Jersey and off to the west coast--all the while providing a hugely entertaining, laugh-out-loud, but touching tale about a young man's wish to make a change in his life. Great read!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99d0aa2c) out of 5 stars A Journey Not To Be Missed 30 Dec. 2013
By Robert B. Kidd - Published on Amazon.com
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From the first sentence ("I worked mornings at the cemetery and nights at the gas station, and if I could have found a third shitty job, I would taken it in my futile attempt to stay busy and not to think about the fact that my girlfriend was living on a commune in Vermont (or was it New Hampshire?) with a bunch of hippies while I was living at home with my disappointed parents and my little brother and sisters."), David Noonan drew me into his world of New Jersey in 1972 and, more importantly, his coast to coast trip as he described his need to be somewhere, anywhere other than looking into the mirror of the gas station and seeing himself as "a college dropout who worked in a gas station" who looked like "Barney Fife on smack".

Once I began reading the narration of the trip, I could not put my Kindle down. Noonan kept me turning the pages and drinking in the well written details of his epic coast to coast adventure. For boomers, it will remind you of how things once where when you were young enough to enjoy them and for hipsters, you will marvel and perhaps envy the simple times when a few dollars in your pocket and the willingness to hitch hike across the country could bring about enough stories to fill a book before your wallet was empty.

This narrative will connect you to a bygone era that once seemed like it would last forever and now is the stuff of legend. Do not hesitate to read it.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99f6021c) out of 5 stars A hilarious romp across the end of the 60s. 22 Dec. 2013
By Grant Gouldon - Published on Amazon.com
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Join David Noonan on a journey of self-discovery, piloting by thumb and happenstance across the country, in an effort to attain the nirvana of the carefree and elite life of a true hippie. His adventures and mishaps are enthralling, funny and insightful. Though it might be his journey, you will find a bit of yourself there too.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a1745ac) out of 5 stars What I did on my summer vacation 11 Jan. 2014
By Bean - Published on Amazon.com
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Enjoyable story as the author tells us about his cross country hitchhiking adventure. But essentially it is a "what I did on my summer vacation".
The story ended abruptly.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99c3d44c) out of 5 stars Hilarious glimpse into a young man's soul 26 Dec. 2013
By RR Aranda - Published on Amazon.com
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This short read is packed with a hilarity that only a very articulate and literate master writer of humor could achieve in recounting a youthful trip to nowhere— rather in the way that Seinfeld achieved hilarity as a TV show about nothing. In a sense the book is about an especially profound trip to somewhere: a young man’s meandering voyage of discovery to find and become himself, and to connect with loved ones. The author’s sharp skills as cultural observer and wordsmith are evidenced by funny and insightful description that brings to life that hazy bygone time at the end of the 60s, and what it was like to be young in those days. Among smiles and belly laughs, it will awaken long-dormant memories for those who lived then. Nevertheless, revealing a piece of a young man’s soul makes it a timeless and universal story that will bring along on the trip even those of today’s world so apparently distanced from that time without cellphones, tablets and the ubiquitous cloud of the World Wide Web.
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