“alarmingly talented” 
    – The New York Times review of The Underground City (1958)

“a writer and conversationalist with more intellectual energy and love of life than a writer needs, perhaps.”  
                    – John Updike in Licks of Love

Doc's Interview about the term and the idea of Hippies



“a hipster visionary neo-prophet, the legendary forgotten novelist H.L. Humes” 

             – Paul Auster, in his memoir Hand to Mouth

“a national treasure–America’s greatest living paranoid” 

                                         – Timothy Leary