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C'est Ma Vie, Folks and Thanks for Coming!
an autobiography
by Jim Haynes

335 pages, 21.5 x 13.5 cm
Published by Faber & Faber, London-Boston
A Participatory Autobiography.

Thanks for Coming! is the extraordinary story of an American called Jim Haynes.

Jim Haynes came to Scotland in the 1950's with the US Air Force. He has been making things happen around him ever since.

He set up Britain's first paperback bookshop.
He founded Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre.
He started the famous Arts Lab.
He edited International Times. He launched Suck.
He inspired the Wet Dream Festival. Now he is teaching
Media and Sexual Politics at the University of Paris.
To the tens of thousands who have stayed with or talked
with or slept with Jim Haynes he is simply a legend.

This is his story.

What do Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and UFO have in common?
What were John and Yoko doing in a bag in the Albert Hall?
How did Jim meet Mary Whitehouse?
What happened at dinner with Mrs Gandhi?
Why did they cut Mick Jagger's Performance?

Thanks for Coming! tells (almost) all...

Faber and Faber Limited ©Jim Haynes, Handshake Editions, 1982
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