A Blue Hand (Paperback)
The Tragicomic, Mind-Altering Odyssey of Allen Ginsberg, a Holy Fool, a Lost Muse, a Dharma Bum, and His Prickly Bride
Penguin Books, 9780143114833, 244pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2009
Praise For A Blue Hand: The Tragicomic, Mind-Altering Odyssey of Allen Ginsberg, a Holy Fool, a Lost Muse, a Dharma Bum, and His Prickly Bride…
"A fabulous book-and written with great verve and nerve- about the Beats and their passage to India."
- Michael Ondaatje
"[A] dense, exotic, intriguing saga-not just Ginsberg's but India's too."
-National Geographic Adventure
"A piece of devoted scholarship and legwork dunked in the screwy, hyper-intelligent, tragicomic essence of everything that drove Ginsberg to take a trip that not only changed his life but helped spawn generations of hipsters, hippies, writers, artists, rock stars, mental cases, and self-anointed medicine men."
-The New York Times