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- Print Length: 52 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HENVHVC
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- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
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Top Customer Reviews
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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"Attempted Hippie" is well-written; Noonan is a natural storyteller with a friendly, conversational style, and he paces his tale expertly. His skilled use of details gives the reader a good sense of the era, and you'll truly feel as if you are along for the journey.
The only reason I can't quite make the leap to five stars in this review is that, frankly, not a lot really happens. While I'm happy that the author made it through his somewhat risky adventure unscathed, I was hoping for a little more excitement along the way. When he writes about shoplifting a container of ice cream, telling a toll-booth attendant that he doesn't have enough cash to pay the toll, and getting briefly detained by a policeman who wanted to make sure he wasn't a draft-dodger (he wasn't, and he was let go without any further ado), it often comes across as "you-had-to-be-there" type stuff, or stories that might be more interesting if they were told by a personal friend or relative. However, the lack of dramatic incidents does serve to give the work a sense of authenticity, at least, and considering that a lot of memoir authors have been caught making stories up just to sell books, this is refreshing.
If you're interested in learning what it was like for Noonan to voluntarily drop out of society for awhile to discover the country (and himself, in the process), you'll enjoy "Attempted Hippie."