For the Hell of It (Paperback)

The Life and Times of Abbie Hoffman

By Jonah Raskin, Eric Foner (Foreword by)

University of California Press, 9780520213791, 315pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 1998

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As cultural revolutionary, media celebrity, Yippie, lost soul, and tragic suicide, Abbie Hoffman embodied the contradictions of his era. In this riveting new biography, Jonah Raskin draws on his own twenty-year relationship with Hoffman; hundreds of interviews with friends, family members, and former comrades; and careful scrutiny of FBI files, court records, and public documents. For the Hell of It is a must-read not only for those interested in this ultimate iconoclast, but also for all who seek a fuller understanding of Abbie Hoffman's America.

About the Author

Jonah Raskin is Professor and Chair of Communication Studies at Sonoma State University and author of My Search for B. Traven (1980), among other books.