Flashbacks has ratings and 28 reviews. Russell said: Timothy Leary was free , in a way that a lot of people are not. His autobiography tells crazy sto. Directed by Jeff Scheftel, Andrew Thomas. With Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, G. Gordon Liddy. “Dr. Timothy Leary’s passion affected an entire culture and influenced modern world history. Flashbacks, Leary’s own account of his career as “an accomplished .
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Flashbacks by Timothy Leary. Flashbacks by Timothy Leary. With a foreword by William Burroughs, this frenetic autobiography relates the life story of Timothy Leary, one of the key figures of thes North American counterculture, and the primary proponent of psychedelia as a way of life.
His escape from prison, and subsequent flight, with the help of the Weathermen, first to Algeria, then to Switzerland, Vienna, Beirut, and finally Kabul, Afghanistan, read like something out of a novel.
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Flashbqcks ask other readers questions about Flashbacksplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jul 31, Russell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Timothy Leary was free, in a way that a lot of people are not.
His autobiography tells crazy stories about tripping on acid, falling in love, escaping from prison. In an additional chapter added only about 1 year before his death, he talks about the future and how computers are both the modern means of working, communication, and drugs. This chapter is stunningly accurate, in certain regards, and discusses the likely future of human interactions.
Timothy Leary was not just a stoner; he also serv Timothy Leary was free, in a way that a lot of people are not. Timothy Leary was not just a stoner; he also served flaehbacks the army, graduated from prestigious programs, was the head psychologist at the University level, and was a philosopher, and a father.
This book really makes the point that people are not one dimensional. Aug 14, Lil Mike rated it it was ok Recommends it for: There’s no doubt Dr. Leary played a particular, tlashbacks self aggrandized role in the 60’s mythology. This book retells some of the troubles he got into along the way.
I got to meet and spend a day with Dr Leary before he died, and asked him personally about some of the infamous episodes retold from his point of view in this book. When questioned about whether he ever worked for undercover or as a There’s no doubt Dr.
When questioned about whether he ever worked for undercover or as a snitch for the Feds, let’s just say the Dr. I would also add that he was somewhat evasive when certain topics were breached. I also tried to convince him that Johnny Cash wasn’t simply a “a square” All I can say for sure is that, somewhere leady the way Leary’s heart was broken, and his favorite song was “Bitch” by the Rolling Stones.
Overall, I liked the book. The beginning was trhilling and I flashbscks that breathlessly, on the other hand, the middle part short period in Asia bored me to death. But this part was not so long and book went back to interesting topics and stayed that way till the end.
I would recommend it to people who would like to know more about mind-changing substances from the most competent person – Timothy Leary. One of the best autobiographies I’ve read. It reads like a thriller. Some of the events may not have happened at all, some may have happened a bit differently but that’s an inherent part of legendary figures’ lives.
Nov 28, Melanie rated it it was amazing. Remarkable tale of a man beyond his time. Many criticized his testing, lifestyle, and inclusion of psychotropics, but I found it absolutely fascinating. He managed to live in an incredibly wild life. May 21, Jim Blakely rated it it was amazing. Hola, soy el primer ser viviente” Jun 13, IggyNano rated it it was amazing. Lucid, visionary, f,ashbacks, a true pioneer.
One of the most interesting lives I have ever heard of. This book is informative, entertaining and you can pick up quite a few snippets of wisdom if you pay attention. If you know about psychedelics, or actually, if you don’t know about them, read this book. Jul 25, Pamela rated it really liked it. I wrote a review. I don’t want to do over, so will just note that I enjoyed this book leaty a remarkable man who was quite productive in the classrooms at Harvard and other universities.
He opened doors with his studies of LSD. His years in jail did not slow down this psychedelic psychologist of the 60’s. And, he knew scads of intellectual celebrities and told all. May 30, Diana rated it it was ok. Apr 30, Matthew rated it really liked it. This is but one of several “autobiographies”, although it attempts to highlight the whole sweep of his life up to that point The fascinating thing is how much about Tim Leary is apocryphal: He dedicates many pages to capsule biographies of lfashbacks of his friends and accomplices on a life that should remain in book form: Tim himself said that there were 24 different This is but one of several “autobiographies”, although it attempts to highlight the whole sweep of his life up to that point Tim himself said that there were 24 different versions of him, and you got the one you deserved.
Considering the 2 biographies that have been published since f,ashbacks deanimation inone a hatchet job by an ex-Rolling Stone writer who seems to have lived life during the ‘sixties as a LOOK reporter.
The other I can recommend: Jun 21, susie Marie rated it it was amazing. Feb 25, Pam rated it really liked it.
I read this in high school Jun 07, Ian Forsyth rated it it was amazing Shelves: An amazing life, shows how much the government wants to control the freedom of consciousness. Feb 04, Ann rated it really liked it.
Read this many years ago – would love to read it again. Mar 06, Chad rated it it was amazing. This is a great book about Leary’s life. I cannot believe all the amazing life experiences this guy had.
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This book focuses on the positive aspects of Leary’s life in his own words. Nov 01, James Adamiak rated it really liked it. Fascinating memoir of a counter culture icon! Glashbacks guy had an amazing life. Jan 15, Anna rated it really liked it.
I found it interesting to see how Leary used drugs as a tool for medicinal purposes, and well as for expanding views on art. He led a fascinating life. I enjoyed reading his version of it. Mar 13, Chrisschuler1 rated it it was amazing. Whew, this one was fun. Jan flashbacs, Ryan rated it it was amazing.
Absoulely fantastic autobiography of an incredible life through the eyes of a unique individual straddling the times of the 60’s politically and socially. Feb 14, Frank Lfary rated it liked it Shelves: Interesting life, but most of it foashbacks about him trying to avoid prison, in prison, escaping from prison.
The subliminal message is avoid drugs! Sep 17, Diane Bluegreen rated it really liked it. Nov 06, Matt mattdema rated it it was amazing. Apr 09, Marcia rated it lleary liked it. Xmahannah rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Navanath rated it it was amazing Aug 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Timothy Francis Leary was an American writer, psychologist, futurist, modern pioneer and advocate of psychedelic drug research and use, and one of the first people whose remains have been sent into space.