Learning to Haight
By Andrew Bardin Williams
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Published: Oct. 14, 2011
Words: 70,191 (approximate)
2012 IR Discovery Award Finalist. Jack McClure is assigned to write an article about an influential figure from the city's past. A beatnik, a hippie and a one-time movie star, Dean Simmons is anything but an easy interview, but Jack knows that getting to know the "real" Dean is his ticket off the news desk. Along the way, Jack learns what it means be an activist and to make a name for himself.
2012 Indie Reader Discovery Award Finalist.
On the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love, new reporter Jack McClure is assigned to write an article about an influential figure from San Francisco's past. A beatnik, a hippie and a one-time movie star, Dean Simmons is anything but an easy interview, but Jack knows that getting to know the "real" Dean is his ticket off the news desk. Along the way, Jack learns what it means be an activist and to make a name for himself.
Learning to Haight is the story of San Francisco and its effect on the young men and women who are drawn there to find themselves. The city does something to people--what will it do to Jack?
, coming of age
, san francisco
, flower power
, james dean
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Beat Museum Reading
Author Andrew Bardin Williams reads the first chapter of Learning to Haight at the Beat Museum in North Beach on November 15, 2011.
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