Books: Soul on Acid

REVOLUTION FOR THE HELL OF IT by "Free." 231 pages. Dial. $4.95.

"Free," the author of this disjointed but somehow engaging nonbook, is in reality Abbie Hoffman, 32, the wire-haired co-founder of the yippie movement. A self-described "nice Jewish boy from The Bronx" who attended Brandeis and Berkeley, then worked in Mississippi for S.N.C.C. before dropping into hippiedom, Hoffman has now produced a slender, acid-infused account of the rise of the nonviolent yippies. The book trips along almost gaily on currents of aphorism and imagination. Between its often outrageous put-ons and put-downs lies much...

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