Flashbacks (book)

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Flashbacks: A Personal and Cultural History of an Era
Flashbacks (first edition).jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author Timothy Leary
Country United States
Language English
Subject Autobiography
Published 1983 (G. P. Putnam's Sons)
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Pages 405
ISBN 0-87477-870-0

Flashbacks: A Personal and Cultural History of an Era is Timothy Leary's autobiography, published in 1983. It was reprinted in 1990 and 1997. The new edition has a foreword by William S. Burroughs, and a new afterword by Leary.

A double cassette album which contains Leary reading selections of Flashbacks was published under the same name in 1989 by Dove Books on Tape, Inc.

Publishing details[edit]

Flashbacks was published by Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., Los Angeles, on May 1, 1983 (hardcover, ISBN 0-87477-177-3). It was reprinted in 1990 by Tarcher (paperback, ISBN 0-87477-497-7), and reprinted by Tarcher again in 1997 (paperback, ISBN 0-87477-870-0).


Leary's biographer Robert Greenfield writes that much of what Leary "reported as fact in Flashbacks is pure fantasy, most notably a sexual liaison with Marilyn Monroe".[1]


  1. ^ Greenfield, Robert (2006). Timothy Leary: A Biography. Harcourt, Inc. p. 186. ISBN 978-0-15-603206-3.