The Long Strange Trip of Mountain Girl
From the Merry Pranksters to the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia's widow opens up about what the age of free love was really like.
Hi there. Been a while. I’ve been busy on a new story, but in the meantime some publication news:
My profile of Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia is out now in Insider behind their paywall. From the Merry Pranksters to the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia's widow opens up about what the age of free love was really like - and how she was keeping notes. Reporting this was an incredible journey for me that took place over the past couple years. MG, as she’s known, has a fantastic, untold story, which she shares with me in my new piece. I also got to read her unpublished memoir, which provides an entirely new perspective on the nascent counterculture of the 1960s. There are excerpts in the article. Plus, I got to see Merry Prankster’s original bus, Furthur, which now sits in a barn on Ken Kesey’s old ranch in Eugene, Oregon.
Also you can now pick up a copy of new book, Easy to Learn, Difficult to Master: Pong, Atari, and the Birth of the Video Game. It’s my third graphic novel collaboration with artist Koren Shadmi.