Handling prose with the delicate skill of a poet, Harvey Cohen has succeeded in doing what so many writers have failed, to literally synthesize a "trip" in words. And what a trip it is, as he leads you on this Odyssey to the alien, misty lands of the "Counter-Culture." You look at conventional America through his eyes, an experience strangely akin to being transported into the mind of a fish viewing the angler. The Amphetamine Manifesto is unquestionably one of the more important statements to emerge from a world that is to most Americans incomprehensible. When you've read this book, you will comprehend, but you may wish you had preserved your innocence, for you can never see yourself in quite the same way again.