1969 and Then Some A Memoir of Romance, Motorcycles, and Lingering Flashbacks of a Golden Age By Robert Wintner
The year 1969 was pivotal for the baby boomers. Young and innocent, they were given the ultimate freedoms and were faced with growing up.

This touching, hilarious memoir is the true story of a late sixties grand tour of Europe—a life-defining parable for those who remember and those who can live it only through the tales of others. With the gift of youth they saw, sensed, and savored the now laughably clear distinction between profit motive and greed, truth and propaganda, national interest and defense contractors, a lovely cloud of smoke and the smoke of napalm, and the phantoms of security and dangers of complacency and atrophy. Stoned to the gills and then some, these adventurers experienced life—and the counterculture of the late sixties—to the fullest.

In an exciting narrative spanning the globe, readers are invited to embark on their own journey and rediscover this incredible time of self-discovery, love, and finding out what you were made of.
Title1969 and Then Some
SubtitleA Memoir of Romance, Motorcycles, and Lingering Flashbacks of a Golden Age
AuthorBy Robert Wintner
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published5 February 2019
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Robert Wintner has written twelve novels including In a Sweet Magnolia Time, which was nominated for both a Pulitzer Prize and a PEN/Faulkner Award. He is the founder of Snorkel Bob’s Hawaii, Hawaii’s biggest reef outfitter and only snorkel equipment manufacturer.

“Robert Wintner takes us on his journey first in the American Midwest as a college student, then on a sex and drugs, On the Road–style motorcycle trip across southern England, France, Spain, Italy, Israel, the Red Sea, Germany, and finally the Netherlands. . . . California, motorcycles, and women round out the life adventure. Facing old age and the inevitable progressing failures of the body, Wintner reflects on friends and experiences. In the end he realizes the only way forward is through acceptance of another motorcycle journey.” —Marnie Gaede, president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society US and the Fund for Wild Nature “This is a true story of unfettered freedom and adventure, speed, sex, fun and drugs. . . . It’s a fly-by-the-seat-of-your pants journey, filled with horny humor and ribald frankness. . . . You’ll enjoy his lust-for-life exploits, either breathing a sigh of relief that you can do so vicariously, or wishing you’d been there, up close and personal with him, taking risks, living on the edge, thumbing your nose at the jaded generation that came before.” —Ceci LaDuca, Columbia County Observer “This touching, humorous memoir is the true story of a late ‘60s grand tour of Europe—a life-defining parable… an incredible time of self-discovery, of love, and of finding oneself.” —JointForcesJournal.com
ISBNs: 9781510725850 978-1-5107-2585-0 Title: 1969 and then some category:BIO 
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