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Local author seeks world harmony

Remember Abbie Hoffman?

The radical who helped disrupt the 1968 Democratic Convention became even more famous later on with his revolutionary work titled “Steal This Book.”

Local self-published author Sean Curtis does not subscribe to Hoffman’s American anarchy, but he did like his book title, which inspired Curtis to write “Steal This Book Too!”



The book strives for social change and peace in the world without calling out for its overthrow.

“Abbie Hoffman protested a lot but that isn’t the way to get change,” Curtis said. With the research of multiple philosophies, Curtis explains how humans have come to be.




In chapters about religion, evolution and language, Curtis shows how cultures and societies formed around the globe. In his final chapter, he explains how the world’s inhabitants can live in peace with each other.

Curtis, 45, moved to Grass Valley in 1975 and graduated from Nevada Union High School. “Steal This Book Too” is his first but he is already writing a second, a novel based on the premise of his first.

“I just got tired of all the world’s problems,” Curtis said. “I don’t feel any of the world’s societies are functional, and they need great change.”

To get a copy of “Steal This Book Too,” log on to stealthisbooktoo.com


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