Edition: First printing.
New York: Viking, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His 4th book, a reflection of America and his life, messy, contradictory and controversial, in the 20 years since his release from prison after conviction on a drug charge in 1967. Includes several stories by 'Grandma Whittier' including 'Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear" as well as tales of foreign excursions and the title essay which says that madness can and must live on. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-670-809128.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (embossed seal of previous owner.)