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Abbie Hoffman

Abbie HoffmanAKA Abbott Howard Hoffman

Born: 30-Nov-1936
Birthplace: Worcester, MA
Died: 12-Apr-1989
Location of death: New Hope, PA
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Steal This Book

"There's no such thing as interacting in society without it being a political act, the most fearsome of which is war. But all other acts are political, too. Even if you say, 'I don't believe in politics', you've just acted. You've acted for the status quo."

Father: John Hoffman (d.)
Mother: Florence Schanberg (d. 16-Jul-1996)
Brother: Jack Hoffman (d. 2-Jun-2020 COVID-19)
Wife: Sheila Karklin (m. 10-Jul-1960, div. 4-Nov-1966, one son, one daughter)
Son: Andrew (b. 31-Dec-1960)
Daughter: Amy ("Ilya", b. 19-Nov-1962, d. 2007 suicide)
Wife: Anita S. Kushner (m. 2-Jul-1967, div. 1980, one son)
Son: America (often spelled with lowercase "a", later changed to "Alan Hoffman")

    High School: Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA (1955)
    University: BA, Brandeis University (1959)
    University: MA, UC Berkeley

    Youth International Party
    HUAC Hearings
    Driving without a License Worcester, MA 3-Jun-1954
    Trespassing The Pentagon, Oct-1967
    Reckless Endangerment New York City 14-Nov-1967
    Trespassing New York City 30-Apr-1968
    Resisting Arrest New York City 30-Apr-1968
    Failure to Appear Chicago, IL 1968
    Unlawful Possession of a Knife (switchblade) Chicago, IL 1968
    Obscenity Chicago, IL 28-Aug-1968
    Resisting Arrest Chicago, IL 28-Aug-1968
    Disorderly Conduct Chicago, IL 28-Aug-1968
    Failure to Appear Chicago, IL 17-Sep-1968
    Conspiracy Chicago, IL
    Inciting a Riot Chicago, IL
    Contempt of Court 1969
    Assisted by the ACLU Chicago, IL (14-Aug-1968)
    Assisted by the ACLU Philadelphia, PA (12-Nov-1987)
    Drug Dealing (cocaine) 1973
    Jumped Bail 1974
    Ordained by the Universal Life Church Minister
    Russian Ancestry Paternal
    Risk Factors: Bipolar Disorder, LSD, Cocaine, Asthma, Marijuana, Peyote, Yoga

    Jane Fonda in Five Acts (20-Jan-2018) · Himself
    Born on the Fourth of July (20-Dec-1989) · Strike Organizer
    Heavy Petting (7-Sep-1989) · Himself

Rotten Library Page:
Abbie Hoffman

Author of books:
Revolution for the Hell of It (1968)
Fuck The System (1968)
Woodstock Nation (1969)
Steal This Book (1971)
Vote (1972)
To America with Love: Letters from the Underground (1976)
Soon to be a Major Motion Picture (1980, memoir)
Square Dancing in the Ice Age (1982)
Steal This Urine Test (1987)
Preserving Disorder (1989)

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