Growing (Up) at 37 book of the day !

Jerry Rubin, co-founder of the Yippie movement and a member of the Chicago Seven, traces his personal odyssey from radical activist of the 60’s to a practitioner in the growth potential movements of the 70’s—'Working to change in me the things I opposed externally in the streets.' Finding himself categorized by the press as ‘erstwhile’ and ‘aging’ at thirty-four and oppressed by his own lack of inner peace, Jerry Rubin turned his energy inward, seeking a self redefinition through various forms of New Consciousness.

Growing (Up) at Thirty-Seven is a very personal and candid account of his experiences with est, rolfing, acupuncture and other forms of therapy—a unique journey to self awareness in which he tells of the person he was and the person he has become; how the originator of the slogan ‘Kill Your Parents!’ finally learned to love his own parents; and how his new personal philosophy relates to his political views. This is a sensitive psychological self-evaluation—a male confessional that lays bare Jerry Rubin’s struggle to find himself as a man in the aftermath of the aborted Youth Revolution.

Growing (Up) at 37 Paperback – March 3, 2014 by Jerry Rubin (Author)


Jerry Rubin and the Chicago 7 ...

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a 2020 American historical legal drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin.


The film shows how a political decision by Richard Nixon's new administration is made to stage a show trial to intimidate the hippie, peace activist and black power movements in their opposition to the Vietnam War. They order two federal prosecutors to pursue the case despite misgivings being voiced by one. The defendants are from a broad spectrum of left and radical movements which have had little contact with each other, apart from involvement in a rally at Grant Park in Chicago to coincide with the choice being made nearby of Hubert Humphrey as Democratic candidate for the 1968 US presidential election. The film follows the courtroom processes and maneuvering, much of it depicted as either intentionally satirical on the part of the defendants or as incompetence on the part of the judge. It also follows events at the defense team's headquarters where tactics are decided and a broader picture of the counter culture is drawn.