Season 2011 Episode 02.13.11

Acid Christ: Ken Kesey and The Politics of Ecstasy

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Mark Christensen discusses his new book about Merry Prankster/novelist Ken Kesey, Acid Christ: Ken Kesey, LSD and the Politics of Ecstasy. Christensen himself, "grew up around the Kesey Chautauqua," and weaves in incidents from his own life (like arm-wrestling Kesey!) into the narrative, in the process speaking to the notion of how Ken Kesey influenced his own life and values, coming of age within the hippie/counterculture milieu of the Pacific Northwest. Acid Christ is a "sheep's eye-view of the shepherd," so to speak and an interesting new experiment in biography.moreless

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