There are three side effects to doing drugs, Timothy Leary once said. “Enhanced long-term memory, decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third.” Mick Stern's hilarious account of a bunch of hippies, street people, and assorted drifters trying to get to a rock festival in Canada in a rented U-Haul truck is just too strange to be fiction. Stern has forgotten nothing, and spares no one, as he looks back to 1970 with a former stoner’s sense of the absurdity of the times. But he can’t hide his nostalgia for his “wasted” youth. This story will make you laugh out loud and keep you in high spirits. Mick Stern is the author of The Chicken's Guide to Crossing the Road, 50 Thousand and Get Out Town, all of which are available from our Bookstore.