Bob Avakian is the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. In 1964, as a student at UC Berkeley, he was active in the FSM and was arrested during the Sproul Hall sit-in. In 1981 Avakian was forced into exile in France because of his revolutionary activities. There he demanded, but was denied, status as a political refugee. He continues to lead the RCP from exile today. Avakian's nine books and numerous articles are available at Revolution Books, located in Berkeley (510-848-1196) and other major U.S. cities. Bob Avakian may be contacted through his publisher, RCP Publications, P.O. Box 3486, Merchandise Mart, Chicago IL 60654 (773-227-4066, fax: 773-227-4497)

from, which is Avakian's inspiring tale of walking out of the Honors Student life to join the hippies.