Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont
[Daley’s] fascinating interviews stir up no shortage of old memories, good and bad, plus passionate defenses of differences once thought to be important. . . . Daley’s insightful look at Vermont before and after its fabled "hippie invasion" is a useful guide to building bridges to new neighbors not on the left or anywhere near it.
Daley argues that Vermont’s counterculture - its communes, its ice cream, its drugs, its politics - has had a vast impact on the culture of the country writ large.
Marvelous. . . . Yvonne Daley’s . . . book tracing the impact of the counter-culture on Vermont is at once thoughtful, moving, important- and very funny.
—The Herald of Randolph
That the author tells her story so well may be due to the fact that she approached it as both a participant and a seasoned journalist.
YVONNE DALEY is the author of five previous books and director of the Green Mountain Writers Conference.