El Paso, Texas: Cinco Puntos Press, 2000. Softcover. glossy orange & blue illustrated wraps w/ red printing. 238 pgs w/ bw illustrations. VG (edge-wear to wraps. small bump & curl to upper corner w/ some curling to opening pgs; lower corner curled. two small, isolated abrasions to textblock edge w/ small rubs/chips to pg edges). Item #192262
Very tightly bound; likely unread. Title paged signed by the author beneath their name. A nice, bright copy. "...Iris' book has the old-time vibes of a family scrapbook, a marvelous collection of stories and oral histories from the people who lived in the communes that flourished in Taos-Morningstar, New Buffalo, Lama, Reality Construction Company, and others. Now, decades later, they talk openly about communal life, about making adobes and growing gardens, about natural childbirth and raising children, about New Age mysticism and the Native American Church, about money and food stamps, about regret and what's been learned. Scrapbook of a Taos Hippie is full of wonderful then-and-now photographs with up-to-date biographies, newspaper articles and other memorabilia that give the reader a true sense of the passionate life of hipies during the great flowering of communes in New Mexico."--Amazon.