Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel
|Publisher||Rutgers University Press|
Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel is a biography of radical Abbie Hoffman, by Marty Jezer. It was published in 1992 by Rutgers University Press. Los Angeles Times reviewer Jonathan Kirsch, noting that Jezer had been Hoffman's "cohort" and "a veteran of 'the Woodstock Nation'", found the book to be "sympathetic but curiously aloof" and opined that it did not succeed in getting "behind the mask of comedy that Hoffman invariably presented to the world." The New York Times reviewer Todd Gitlin called the book "a solid account of the life of an inventive, destructive luftmensch, and a valuable cautionary tale for both the left and the right." Entertainment Weekly said it was "a sympathetic history of a maligned decade" that "details Hoffman's humor, manic energy, depressive spells, political skills, and above all, his incurable and still contagious optimism" and gave the book an "A" grade.
- Jonathan Kirsch, "Book Review: BOOK REVIEW : The Rise and Fall of Counterculture's Jester", Los Angeles Times, January 13, 1993.
- Todd Gitlin, "University Presses: Man in a Flag Shirt", The New York Times, September 20, 1992.
- Suzanne Ruta, "Book Review: Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel", November 13, 1992.
- Stephen Holden, "Film Review; That Was a Heady Time on the Left, Right?", The New York Times, August 18, 2000.
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