The Sign of the Fool: Memoirs from the Haight-Ashbury 1965-68
From the back cover: "When John Simon made the Haight-Ashbury scene the flower-power generation was just starting to get it together. Simon, then 18, began as an outlaw biker fighting the Hell's Angels, was drawn more and more into the gentler acid-love culture and became one of the leaders of the Diggers. In The Sign of the Fool he tells of the changes he went through, and of the world he saw changing around him, including the inside story of the "banana power" hoax, working for the Grateful Dead at the Carousel Ballroom, the great stoned pie-throwing battle and orgy, and hassles with the law, a courtroom episode reminiscent of the Chicago 7 trial, the hate trip, the fear trip, and finally the love trip."
New York: Ace Books, 1971. 189 pp.
Paperback. Good. Back board and near pages bumped at the bottom. Magic marker on front cover. Small tears.