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Jail Notes

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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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Love him or loathe him, Tim Leary certainly lived a full life. Brilliant psychology professor turned
LSD guru (later joining the cybernetic revolution), he seemed to have a knack for surrounding himself with the good and the bad and even a few uglies along the way.

"Jail Notes" was allegedly written while ol' Tim was in the clink, serving a 10-year sentence for a small amount of cannabis (which he alleges was 'planted' in his vehicle by the arresting officer). The pages of the book were smuggled
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
Apr 25, 2008 Steve rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: freaks, trippers, prisoners
This is the book that Timothy Leary wrote in jail. The writing is Joycean and playful. Read it to find out how to make your escape from a man who did just that!
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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."
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