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Beneath the Diamond Sky by Barney Hoskyns
Beneath the Diamond Sky: Haight-Ashbury, 1965-1970
by Barney Hoskyns
recommended for: Anyone interested in the truths that lie beneath myths
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I'm one of those people who sometimes feels like I was born in the wrong decade. I've often wished I had been born enough years ago that I could have been of age to fully involve myself in all the decadence, bacchanalia, and freewill of the countercu ...more
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The Man Comes Around by Dave Urbanski
The Man Comes Around: The Spiritual Journey of Johnny Cash
by Dave Urbanski
recommended for: Anyone struggling between the spiritual self and the human self
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Johnny wasn't just The Man in Black, he was THE MAN. The coolest man who has ever lived. Period. And this book is one way of documenting that fact.

You'll be engrossed in this telling of Johnny's life with a specific focus on how he lived a thoroughl
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James Dean by David Dalton
James Dean: The Mutant King: A Biography
by David Dalton
recommended for: Anyone who wants a respected, reliable bio on James Dean
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I'm a ridiculously obsessed James Dean fan and I've read a lot of stuff about his life, but this is quite simply the very best biography that has ever been written about him. I repeat: the very best. If you're just getting interested in James Dean an ...more
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Shock Value by John Waters
Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste
by John Waters
recommended for: Open-minded types with a respect for unconventional outsiders and free-thinking artists
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A few nicknames have been given to John Waters through the years, including "King of Bad Taste", "Sultan of Sleaze", and "Pope of Trash" (which was allegedly coined for him by William S. Burroughs and which Waters prefers most).

Waters' book "Shock Va
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