Steal the Movie, Not the Reprint: Abbie Hoffman Autobio Resurfaces
The Autobiography of Abbie Hoffman, originally published in 1980 as Soon to
Be a Major Motion Picture and out of print 10 years, is being reprinted in
October by Four Walls Eight Windows.
[For those trustworthy people under 30: Abbie Hoffman was one of the
original Yippies, a member of the Chicago 7 and a witty leftist who died in
The book will appear soon after the release of Steal This Movie, a film
about Hoffman's life that his estate considers, in the words of his widow,
Johanna Lawrenson, "awful." Nonetheless, Lawrenson said, "I am optimistic
that new generations will want to find out more about him and read the real
story in his own words."
The book will include new photos taken by Lawrenson and a new afterword by
historian Howard Zinn. Distributed by PGW, Four Walls Eight Windows is the
publisher of Hoffman's Steal This Book and The Best of Abbie Hoffman.
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