The Karma Charmer

The Karma Charmer A quarter of a century after the counter culture s moment of glory at the Woodstock Festival of Music and Art Dick Howser s dreams of a Woodstock Nation may be dusty but they ve never truly died He

  • Title: The Karma Charmer
  • Author: Bruce Palmer
  • ISBN: 9780517599198
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A quarter of a century after the counter culture s moment of glory at the Woodstock Festival of Music and Art, Dick Howser s dreams of a Woodstock Nation may be dusty, but they ve never truly died He still thinks peace, love, and happiness are attainable it s just going to take longer than he originally thought Fortysomething isn t as cool as twentysomething, but it haA quarter of a century after the counter culture s moment of glory at the Woodstock Festival of Music and Art, Dick Howser s dreams of a Woodstock Nation may be dusty, but they ve never truly died He still thinks peace, love, and happiness are attainable it s just going to take longer than he originally thought Fortysomething isn t as cool as twentysomething, but it has its moments When the senior dorm at the local college near Woodstock burns to the ground, Howser is among the townsfolk pressured into boarding a homeless student Beautiful twenty one year old Leslie Zack winds up being than Howser bargained for, and soon he is head over heels in lust and then, much to his surprise, genuine love Leslie s plans for her future include a high powered job on Wall Street and a carefree, expensive life style in New York City, and not spending her life with an aging, slightly overweight former hippie who sells recycled goods Truly smitten, Howser devises a bizarre and elaborate strategy to convince her to stay We all know what happens to the best laid plans, so when Howser s ten year old love child, whom he hasn t seen in eight years, shows up with the remains of his mother in a peanut brittle can, suddenly Howser s calm simple Aquarian life style begins to resemble a 90s nightmare Bummer Still, he finds hope for salvation in surprising sources, including an old lover named Dove, an Oriental sex manual, a former psychic turned tycoon, and two well preserved acid laced sugar cubes from his indulgent days Peace.

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    • Tara Dawn (Colourful WordWench) says:

      it's been years since i read this book but i haven't forgotten it. still puts a smile on my face when i think about it. picked it up in a clearance bin my senior yr of highschool in 1998 and still tell people about it. maybe cause it was my reintroduction into reading because i wanted to not because i had to. but this book really spoke to me lol or maybe cause i was really high and picturing talking to janis, jimmy and jim lol. good partybe it's cause everything spoke to me. running a vintage 2n [...]

    • Amber says:

      This book was laugh-out-loud hilarious. Yet, there was an underlying serious theme that was quite well done. I enjoyed this immensely, but I would like to note that there is some language and adult situations (even the adult situations were laced with humor, though!)

    • Lauren Tamraz says:

      This was a good random one I found by typing 'upstate NY' into the subject search at the library. It's about a baby boomer hippie who lives in Wo0dstock and his love troubles in his 50's with younger girls. Good for geographical stuff that you recognize.

    • Elena Graphics says:

      A chill out funny book about a hippy who still lives in Woodstock and who faces a midlife crisis.

    • Rescuing Little L says:

      This is one seriously funny book.wish he'd write again!

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