I Was a Beatnik for the CIA
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In this episodic memoir set during the coldest days of the Cold War, an American agent, disguised as a bohemian, and controlled by the CIA, is sent on a series of missions that he neither accomplishes nor comprehends. His travels bring him into contact with jazz musicians, radicals, assassins, acid freaks, biker gangs, punk rockers, Jack Kerouac, Bob Dylan and the Manson family. I Was a Beatnik for the CIA is a stream-of-consciousness satire of culture and politics in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.