My pal, Penny Devries, was one such hippie, though she and I didn't meet until the 1990's. Penny has great stories about herself and the people she encountered while living in the Haight, then later in communes.
Not too long ago, she'd told me that Michael Klassen had reached out to her for her take on what it meant to be a part of that subculture.
In his new book, Hippie Inc., Klassen discusses the astonishing transformation that the subculture has had on businesses and the global economy over the last five decades.
|Penny DeVries and me circa 1999.|