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  ahref.com > Tools > Book Buzz: Steal This Computer Book
Steal This Book, an attitude-laden tome meant to show malcontent citizens of "Amerika" how to survive with little or no money, maximize personal freedom, and strike back at the system—"not to fuck the system, but to destroy it." It was uncompromising and unapologetic, and full of clever tips on wreaking havoc.
Given the content of the book from which it appropriates its title, you might expect Wallace Wang's Steal This Computer Book to be a step-by-step guide to wresting control of the Internet from "the system," whether you define the system as transnational corporations, the U.S. government, or the media.
This is a book hunting for an audience and a purpose.
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 Vintage Vinyl:Steal This Book
But Steal This Book is much more than just a manual of survival in the counter culture world -- a "Hip Boy Scout Handbook" as the New York Times called it.
Book distributors refused to distribute the work, so Abbie arranged with Grove Press to distribute Steal This Book provided Abbie assume all the liability for the book.
On July 18, 1971, Dotson Rader wrote a glowing review of Steal This Book in which he stated "Everyone in publishing and distribution and in the press who had aided and abetted the restriction of Abbie Hoffman's freedom to be heard ought to be deeply ashamed...
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 Steal This Book - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The book Steal This Book was written by Abbie Hoffman in 1970.
The book's title is a classic example of Yippie culture jamming.
In addition, Steal This Book was one of the banned books seen during a discussion in Bart Simpson's classroom in the Simpsons episode The PTA Disbands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Steal_This_Book   (526 words)

 Amazon.ca: Steal This Book: Books: Abbie Hoffman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
30 years after writing this book in a jail (he should have spent more time there), media outlets are ubiquitous and spout every possible fringe political and cultural preferrence.
This book is useless except for comic and historical value.
Although most (though not all) methods put forth by this book are outdated, this book is still very interesting and useful.
www.amazon.ca /Steal-This-Book-Abbie-Hoffman/dp/156858217X   (756 words)

 Steal This Book - FusionXHost   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Steal This Book is such an interesting new view on life that has really affected me recently
A hippie's guide to living outside of the law this book, even if it is out of date, is still inspiring a new generation of young activists.
The book is also humorous, one of the free pets it mentions in the book is a Buffalo, apparently (i'm not sure they still do) because of overpopulation the government gave Buffalo to people as farm animals for free if they took care of them to get them out of the overpopulated areas.
forums.fusionxhost.com /index.php?showtopic=971   (242 words)

 Amazon.fr : Steal This Book: Livres en anglais: Abbie Hoffman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Amazon.fr : Steal This Book: Livres en anglais: Abbie Hoffman
Meant as a practical guide for the aspiring hippie, Steal This Book captures Hoffman’s puckish tone and became a cult classic with over 200,000 copies sold.
Steal This Book captures the spirit of those years, describing actions and techniques that were already in use in all 50 states.
www.amazon.fr /Steal-This-Book-Abbie-Hoffman/dp/156858217X   (336 words)

 Narco News Publisher's New Introduction to "Steal This Book"
I was one of many early teens who used that book to make free long distance telephone calls, to set off firecrackers and M-80s as "time bombs" with a simple wind-up alarm clock and some wires, and otherwise cause trouble.
Steal This Book was, above all, utilitarian and working-class.
After being rejected by 30 publishers, the book finally made it into print when Grove Press agreed to publish Steal This Book, and was it one of the most smashing successes, probably the most notorious, in publishing history.
www.narconews.com /stealthisintro.html   (1585 words)

 Steal that book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The new edition appears to be copyrighted (1996) by one Johanna Lawrenson (Hoffman's sometime companion*), which is perhaps ironic given the dozen or so complete copies of it floating around the web (all saying "copyright ©1971 Pirate Editions").
Then again, perhaps this is why he dedicated the book to his lawyer.
Steal This Book is, in a way, a manual of survival in the prison that is Amerika.
www.provenanceunknown.com /archive/2002/06-14_steal_that_b.html   (320 words)

 ATPM 9.07 - Review: Steal This Computer Book
While the majority of the topics in the book are platform-agnostic, there is a fair bit of platform-specific discussion as well.
I suppose it’s possible that most of this book was written before 10.2 was released (late August 2002), but Wang managed to mention Safari, which didn’t debut until January 2003.
Conversely, somebody who is reading this book and finds the section on spam educational might not even comprehend the sections on viruses and Trojan horses.
www.atpm.com /9.07/steal.shtml   (848 words)

 STEAL THIS BOOK by Abbie Hoffman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
"[Steal This Book] reads as if Hoffman decided it was time to sit down and advise his children on what to avoid and what was worth having in America.
A classic of counterculture literature and one of the most controversial documents of all time, Abbie Hoffman's "outlaw handbook" is as meaningful today as the day it hit the streets in 1970.
An alternative guide to life, covering everything from shoplifting and growing marijuana to effective demonstrating and defending yourself in a court of law — and in a brawl — Steal This Book has educated and inspired young activists around the world for more than three decades.
www.4w8w.com /bookhoffman2.html   (354 words)

 Steal This Book Study Guide by Abbie Hoffman: Themes
One basic premise behind the ideas expressed in Steal This Book is that there is a war between different classes of American society.
To steal from a brother or sister is evil.
Stealing is a natural way to weaken an economically powerful enemy, and the book advises many methods to take advantage of international business conglomerates such as the telephone and airline industries.
www.bookrags.com /studyguide-stealbook/themes.html   (210 words)

 Salon.com People | Steal this millennium!
He even playfully titled his 1981 autobiography "Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture." Two decades later, the Abbie biopic "Steal This Movie" has come and gone, a relative nonevent.
"Steal This Movie" isn't particularly artful, but I can't imagine any young person not familiar with the amazing stream of political pranks and punch lines Abbie pulled off in the late '60s and early '70s finding these dramatic reenactments anything but inspiring.
Freelance writer and cyber-iconoclast R.U. Sirius' most recent book is "The Revolution®: Quotations From Revolution Party Chairman R.U. Sirius," published by Feral House.
salon.com /people/feature/2000/10/19/albert/print.html   (3255 words)

 Amazon.com: Steal This Computer Book: Books: Wallace Wang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
If ever a book on cyberculture wore a fedora and trench coat and leaned against a lamppost on a foggy street, this is the one.
We had a copy of Rube Goldberg's Steal This Book in the house when I was young, so I was hoping for something in that vein too.
This book has been around for quite a long time, and it's gone through a number of revisions (the 4.0 in the title).
www.amazon.com /Steal-This-Computer-Book-Wallace/dp/1886411212   (2272 words)

 steal this book ! - Book & Reader Forums
Not only do they boast about how successful at stealing they are, not only do they tell everyone else how to imitate their stealing, they also justify their horrendous behavior with rationalizations about how much restaurants and supermarkets overcharge so they deserve to be ripped of.
I haven't read that one, though I do have his Steal This Urine Test which was written in the 80's.
The book did have a lot of good ideas, things that many libertarians argue for politically.
www.bookandreader.com /forums/showthread.php?t=11646   (271 words)

 TechnoHippie.Com: Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman
Incomplete chapters on how to identify police agents, steal a car, run day-care centers, conduct your own trial, organize a G.I. coffee house, start a rock and roll band and make neat clothes, are scattered all over the floor of the cell.
We are not alone, and the fact that so much stealing goes on and the supermarkets still bring in huge profits shows exactly how much overcharging has occurred in the first place.
If you need books for a course, write to the publisher claiming you are a lecturer at some school and considering using their book in your course.
www.technohippie.com /archives/stealthisbook.html   (22539 words)

 Steal This Book Study Guide by Abbie Hoffman: Style
The German term zeitgeist means "the spirit of the time." It is often possible to relate the time in which an author was working to the moral and intellectual trends that prevailed when she or he was writing.
In the case of Steal This Book, it would be almost impossible to separate the zeitgeist of 1960s America from Hoffman's writing style.
The book is disorganized, repeating some advice and straying off its stated mission at what appears to be the author's whim.
www.bookrags.com /studyguide-stealbook/style.html   (215 words)

 Napster for books? - By Joy Press - Slate Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Steal This BookThe latest Harry Potter was digitally pirated.
EBook publishers had hoped to protect content from bootlegging with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a controversial statute prohibiting the development of technologies that interfere with copyrighted material, but a lawsuit last year suggests these legal issues are still up in the air.
When I worked as an editorial assistant in book publishing in the early '90s, we trafficked in paper manuscripts, and the main fear was leaks to Hollywood scouts.
slate.msn.com /id/2086800   (1491 words)

 Steal This Computer Book
But what this book will do is open your eyes to the darker side of the Internet.......Not surprisingly, some people will find the information in this book distasteful, disturbing, and downright dangerous, Yet others will see this same information as an excuse and a reason to cause havoc and make trouble for others.
The purpose of this book is to challenge you to think about your preconceived notions about right and wrong and how you've been trained to think by your culture.................
Included with the book is a CD which includes freeware, shareware, free trials, and demos of defensive and other programs.
www.noccc.org /bytes/revubook/v01/319.html   (654 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
I love the way the hypocrisies of society, religion, democracy, and capitalism are all scrutinized in your eye-opening book.
This is a powerful book because it has the power to change the way readers view the world.
The Island of Humans, as well as Steal This Book Too!, and the authors philosophies and poetry may be reviewed at stealthisbooktoo.com or thesocietyofhumans.net.
www.stauthor.com /6044/StealThisBookToo.htm   (838 words)

 Abbie Hoffman - Steal This Book: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Facsimile Edition Reviews at Shopping.com
The Bottom Line: It is a good book to read, if you want to get a feel on how rebellion was done back in the seventies.
Steal this Book (WE ALL DID) FREE STUFF
Steal This Book, but not from a brother or sister
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 BookWoman: Steal This Book
She noticed that reference books that contained info on sex and sexuality kept disappearing from the shelves.
Instead of jumping to the easy "teenagers are rotten" conclusion, Barbara understood that kids needed the information but were embarrassed to bring the book to her for an official check out.
When Abbie Hoffman was writing Steal This Book, he told publisher Jason Epstein that he wanted to "test the limits of free speech."
blogs.chron.com /bookwoman/archives/2006/04/steal_this_book.html   (440 words)

 AlterNet: Don't Steal This Book, Read It
Spiotta, whose first novel "Lightning Field" (Scribner, 2001) was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, lives in a small town called Cherry Valley in central New York with her husband and daughter.
Her first book, "Shadow Of the Sixties," is forthcoming from the New Press in 2007.
Next will be a book about the '70s that will revolve around the music of John Denver.
www.alternet.org /story/37150   (1966 words)

 forward (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Book was more than a manual of survival in the counter culture world.
Steal This Book Too, succinct as it may be, is based on my conjecture of humankind's origins and
book will stop and think about why we are the way we are.
www.stealthisbooktoo.com.cob-web.org:8888 /forward.html   (3679 words)

 reveries - cool news of the day
Warren says the only reason he got that book deal was that he agreed to publicize another of the publisher's novels for free.
If you do end up with a traditional book deal, Warren's advice is to "negotiate like an entrepreneur." For example, get "the right to record your own books...
And don't automatically give the publisher options on a second book," because, he says, "if that first book does well, you can negotiate a better contract on the second." Finally, says Warren, remember that rejection by publishers does not mean you're a failure: "In the end," he says, "as in all things, luck trumps talent."
reveries.com /cool_news/2005/august/aug_22b.html   (241 words)

 Amazon.com: Steal This Book: Books: Abbie Hoffman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
While the book's content is somewhat outdated, it is worth a read if you were a part of the 60's (and early 70's) or want a perspective of what many were thinking during that pivotal period in our history.
This is a book with values and ideas that are necessary for an American to know.
Steal This Book, in a modern context, is a reflection on the attitude and lifestyle of the revolutionaries in the near American past.
www.amazon.com /Steal-This-Book-Abbie-Hoffman/dp/156858217X   (1372 words)

 On The Media-- "STEAL THIS BOOK"
Google maintains that because only small sections of the books will be put online, the so-called Google Print Library Project is actually good for authors in that it will massively increase the visibility of their books.
For public domain books, books published before 1923, books that are definitely beyond copyright, we are going to get full text capability.
However, for most of the books published in the 20th century, we are only going to get snippets.
www.onthemedia.org /transcripts/transcripts_093005_book.html   (1254 words)

 Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman | PopMatters Book Review
There are sections of the book that can be considered as insidious today as they were in 1970.
No wonder my parents shit a brick when they found Steal This Book in the back seat of our van when I was in high school in 1972.
Many of the concepts and procedures outlined in the book are now "old school" and common knowledge.
www.popmatters.com /books/reviews/s/steal-this-book.shtml   (2093 words)

 Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
We had to clean out the apartment of a local radical and he left all of his books behind.
Steal This Book influenced our philosophy of education a lot more than John Dewey.
You know, when he was on the run, he took a tour of the FBI building and he wrote about it for a magazine.
www.morrill.org /books/hoffman2.html   (229 words)

 Steal this book online | Perspectives | CNET News.com
A company that reproduces books without permission from the copyright owner may be responsible for copyright infringement.
In the past, anyone who wanted to find my book on Amazon had to enter my name, one of the few words that appear in my book's title, or, I suppose, one of the words that closely corresponds to the topic of my book.
For now, though, the author in me says the final chapter has not been written on the effect of this program, and, of course, the lawyer in me says the jury is still out.
news.com.com /2010-1025-5105389.html   (853 words)

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