Abbie Hoffman Presente
In 1982 Abbie Hoffman spoke at my college. During his talk, I thought, I ought to be working with this guy. Not long after that he talked about a community organizing internship at Save the River that summer. I applied. He wrote me back with an A+ on my application. As the summer neared, I didn’t hear anything, so as I began to track it down. I talked to his brother Jack who told me it was not happening. I was graduating and didn’t have anything else to do, so I packed up my car and drove to the River. I spent a year there gardening, organizing and earning Abbie’s respect.
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of his death, April 12, 1989. Abbie was born on November 30, 1936. This November 30th, Abbie’s birthday, marks the 10th Anniversary of the WTO Shut Down in Seattle. Hope you can join us in the streets.
In Memory of Abbie by Lisa Fithian
Steal this Decade by Mark Hertsgaard. Abbie’s last interview
Tales of Hoffman by Al Giordano
Death of a Radical from People Magazine
Here are a few of my favorite pictures of Abbie!
Abbie was an amazing chef as you can see below. It’s funny how two of my survival strategies are gardening and cooking good food!
Books by Abbie
- Revolution for the Hell of It
- Woodstock Nation
- Steal This Book
- Vote! (co-authored with Jerry Rubin and Ed Sanders)
- To America with Love (Co-authored with Anita Hoffman)
- Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
- Square Dancing in the Ice Age
- Steal This Urine Test
- The Best of Abbie Hoffman
- The Autobiography of Abbie Hoffman