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Don Lattin's Reviews

Reviews of Don’s Work

Published by Booklist Magazine
This would be a terrific social history of a fascinating historical period even if it didn’t star some of the most important influences on today’s culture. But Andrew Weil remains...
Published by Publisher's Weekly
It’s hard for folks who didn’t live through the 1960s to imagine what it was like to live in a drug and sex-soaked culture, one where traditional values were drowned in a rush of...
Published by Shelf Awareness Review
Aldous Huxley was a major inspiration for the four men Don Lattin profiles in this lively retelling of the start of America's romance with hallucinogenic drugs. In its day, Huxley...
Published by Monterey County Weekly
Drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll – it seemed like such a good idea at the time, at least to some of us. But like most slogans (with the possible exception of giving peace a chance,...
Jesus Freaks
Published by San Francisco Chronicle
Jesus Freaks is an impressive feat of investigative history, bringing to light the warped worldview and abusive sexual and disciplinary practices of a deluded secret society.