From the back cover: "On the morning of September 13, 1970, Timothy Leary escaped from the California prison where he had served seven months of a possible ten-year sentence for possession of marijuana. This book is Timothy Leary's account of that prison experience, written as he was living through it. It is a strikingly original work, in which dramatic narrative and spiri...more
Paperback, 2nd American Edition, 154 pages
Published 1972 by Grove Press / Zebra Books
(first published November 1970)
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I'll never forget seeing Timothy Leary on tv when I was around 13. He was wearing flowing white clothes of a vaguely Indian cut, sitting outside under a tree on a sunny day, &, obviously (even to my inexperienced self of the time), in a state of profound expanded consciousness presumably under the influence of LSD. This wd've been around 1966 or '67. I assume he was being interviewed about being a 'drug guru'. That part I don't remember. He was clearly a highly intelligent person & I was...more
Timothy Francis Leary was an American writer, psychologist, futurist, modern pioneer and advocate of psychedelic drug research and use, and one of the first people whose remains have been sent into space. An icon of 1960s counterculture, Leary is most famous as a proponent of the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of LSD. He coined and popularized the catch phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out."More about Timothy Leary...