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A Personal and cultural History of an Era
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Author(s) :
Timothy Leary
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1983, 1990
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Jeremy Tarcher Inc
Timothy Leary. Part man, part myth; part knight, part dragon. With candor and iconoclastic humor he recounts the story of his most extraordinary life, one of the most controversial of the twentieth century.

Whether you love him or you hate him, Leary's impact on American culture is undeniable. A symbol of change, adventure, and self-discovery, Leary and his story offer a history of our times.

"An extraordinary memoir. The writing is lively, the contents fascinating, the point of view serious and sincere"
-- San Francisco Chronicle

"Flashbacks is filled with good stories, celebrities, zaniness, and solid information about the psychedelic revolution of the sixties and the man who was its chief proponent."
-- Andrew Weil, M.D., author of The Natural Mind and From Chocolate to Morphine

"Picaresque autobiography . . . a beguiling mix which brings an era back to life."
-- Newsweek

"An irreverent, readable memoir."
-- Publisher's Weekly

"Someday, in a more enlightened age, Tim Leary may be remembered as the Galileo of the Twentieth Century. Meanwhile, as Flashbacks jauntily demonstrates, we can have a lot more fun with our neuronaut than the Italians had with their astronomer."
-- Tom Robbins, author of Still Life with Woodpecker

"Flashbacks vibrates with youthful energy . . . a picaresque adventure that covers more territory than the space shuttle."
-- USA Today