Book Talk, 1969 with author Sea Gudinski

Tue, Aug 20 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monmouth Museum
1 Museum Drive
Lincroft, NJ 07738

Bring your book group to the Monmouth Museum on
August 20, 2019 
to discuss the book 1969 with the author Sea Gudinski.
7:00 – 9:00pm
Purchase books at the Monmouth Museum, Bookstores or on Amazon.
Take a trip down the rabbit hole without ever leaving the comfort of your living room…
This is a novel in which HISTORY meets SCIENCE FICTION and PSYCHEDELICS meet SPIRITUALITY through a seamless blend of FACT and FANTASY.
1969: A Brief and Beautiful Trip Back is one girl’s account of her fantastic and unique experience of the hippie counterculture and how it changed her and those around her for the rest of their lives. From a run-of-the-mill existence in the ultra-conservative town of Fresno, California, formerly naïve teenager and rock devotee Rhiannon Karlson takes the trip of a lifetime after a drug dealer sells her a particularly potent and mysterious substance, sparking her unparalleled journey of soul-searching, consciousness-expansion, and unyielding search for the Truth. The rest, you may say, is history. 
Come to find out what inspired a 21-year-old to write this novel and how Rhiannon Karlson’s character developed.
One of the events leading up to the Woodstock Festival of 1969 was The Summer of Love.
The Summer of Love was a several-month-long social event which involved the mass migration of young people to key cities of the counterculture movement. While the gathering in San Francisco was the most well-known, large gatherings of hippies took place in cities across the country, including Greenwich Village, New York, and across the ocean in London, England. The event is considered by many to have been the apex of the counterculture movement in which the greatest number of like-minded individuals flocked together to celebrate and share the philosophy and lifestyle embraced by hippies over the longest period of time. Haight-Ashbury received the brunt of the influx as upwards of 100,000 people arrived in the neighborhood for the summer. Although the event is considered to have been peaceful and positive, San Francisco was not able to fully accommodate the sudden increase in population, and The Summer of Love was plagued by homelessness, drug problems, and petty theft.
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