Signed Copy of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ Sells Big


Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest , is perhaps not as well-known as Milos Forman’s 1975 darkly humorous drama of the same name starring Jack Nicholson. Kesey, however, was a major counter-cultural figure in the ’60s, and his Merry Pranksters antics were documented in Tom Wolfe’s 1968 book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. The author wasn’t fond of Forman’s film and even went so far as to sue the production company, which is why we think he might be tickled to know that his signature recently sold for a cool $9,000. The psychedelically-inclined author — who passed away in 2001 — left his imprint in one of the Cuckoo’s Nest novels, which recently became the third most expensive book sold on the AbeBooks website last month. Find out what Kesey has to say about sex, drugs, and politics in the ’60s after the jump.

[via L.A. Times]