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Something Good for a Change: Random Notes on Peace Thru Living

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Essays on how and why to change the world from the Robert Fulghum of the counter culture. The man hailed by Lenny Bruce as a perfect entertainer and by Tom Wolfe as as master satirist has finally pooled his hard-earned wisdom in this collection of inspirational essays.
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Published June 1st 1992 by St. Martin's Press
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Sparrow

Exactly why this book exists is a something of a mystery. It was written way back in 1992, and appears to be a series of articles for a "post-underground newspaper," but apparently WAS conceived as a book. Probably to raise money for Camp Winnarainbow. The 60s play a small part in it. Wavy seems to remember quite little of that era -- and Woodstock is almost missing. It does give you a sense of what it's like to sit around playing pinochle with Ram Dass, in 1989. Which seems like fun.

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Nov 02, 2016 Donna rated it liked it
Book takes you back to Woodstock and beyond, I enjoyed it
Chris Q. Murphy
Aug 27, 2007 Chris Q. Murphy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: neo-hippie teenagers.
to give this book five stars is semi-ridiculous. i know that. but somehow, i think wavy would appreciate that ridiculosity as this book walks the line between new-age/self-help bullshit and a farce of the same from beginning to end.

i read this shit when i was 16 or so and found it to be absolutely life-affirming/changing. i use to by copies and give them to people, the only caveat being that they pass their copy along with a happy and inspiring inscription.

in retrospect, this book deserves a me
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Sigmund BoPs
Feb 13, 2015 Sigmund BoPs rated it it was amazing
lots of hate for this --- and I really don't get where that motivation comes from ? -- if you love Wavy .... there's no way you could give this less than 5 stars .... and that's really not an opinion ... hehe
Emily
Jun 11, 2008 Emily added it
A counterpoint to The Sheep Look Up
Coming back to this book after reading it over 10 years ago, for its look into a lifework of seeing the fun in everything
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Wavy Gravy (born Hugh Romney) is a life-long activist for peace and personal empowerment, best known for his hippie appearance, personality, and beliefs. His moniker (which is the name he uses on a day-to-day basis: "It's worked pretty well through my life," he says, "except with telephone operators – I have to say 'Gravy, first initial W.") was given to him by B.B. King at the Texas International ...more
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