Owsley & Me Booksigning

Owsley & Me

“OWSLEY ‘BEAR’ STANLEY met her in Berkeley in 1965, when LSD was still legal and he was the world’s largest producer and distributor of LSD. Rhoney found herself working in an LSD laboratory, and the third corner in a love triangle. We have all heard the stories from the ’60s—but never from the point of view of a woman finding her way through twisted trails of love, jealousy, and paranoia, all the while personally connecting to the most iconic events and people of her time. Bear supported the Grateful Dead in their early years and gave away as much LSD as he sold—millions of hits. He designed and engineered the infamous Wall of Sound system of the early ’70s, just before he began his two years in prison, with Rhoney raising their infant son. He died one year ago, but the era he helped create is now being rediscovered by a new generation interested in the meaning of it all.”

SO GOOD . . . I love your honesty. Really liked the descriptions of the mysteries and subtleties of the substance. I FEEL TRANSPORTED BACK, missing everybody.”

Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia

My writing partner Tom Davis was greatly excited about his last literary project helping to edit Owsley and Me. Rightly so. A LEGENDARY FIGURE who was central to an induplicable period in U.S. cultural history is depicted in AN EXCITING AND ENTERTAINING MEMOIR from a true intimate insider!”

Dan Aykroyd

AMAZING PSYCHEDELIC TALES from Bear’s then-partner Rhoney. Eyewitness accounts of inner space can’t come from a more credible source . . . READ THIS BOOK!”

Dennis McNally, author of A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead

RHONEY GISSEN STANLEY was an assistant in the underground labs where rebel chemists made the psychedelics that energized the hippie counterculture. Today she is a practicing holistic orthodontist in Woodstock, New York. This is her first book.

TOM DAVIS was an Emmy Award winning American writer and comedian. He is best known for being one of the original writers for Saturday Night Live and for his former partnership with Al Franken, as half of the comedy duo “Franken & Davis.” His memoir, Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss:
The Early Days of SNL from Someone Who Was There
, was published in 2010 by Grove Press.