America came of age in the late 1960s. So did I.
America’s youth faced arduous rites of passage—a war, the draft, assassinations, racial strife. We responded by reshaping politics, education, and most of all, our culture.
Some Way Outa Here is one boy’s story of that amazing time. At age seventeen, I was a science-obsessed student, enthralled by moon landings and the magic of chemistry. In the year that followed, my quiet suburban life was transformed by the maelstrom of events, engulfing me in street battles, school upheavals, personal breakdowns, several jailing. Two remarkable girls shared the journey, inspiring me to question everything and accept nothing.
The book is a story of one year, told in 12 chapters, capturing the spirit of the times. It’s a refreshingly different perspective, more revealing and appealing than the tired myths about hippies and radicals. For those that were there, this will unlock memories; for those who weren’t, it will open a door to an astonishing, important time in our history.
There are moments that stay with you for a lifetime, and unforgettable people who never leave you. This book celebrates them.
Some Way Outa Here: A young rebel’s odyssey through troubled times as America struggled to find its way.