The term “hippie” originates from a countercultural movement that started in the 1960s-70s that rejected the general way of life in America. It further spread to other countries over the years. The core philosophy of the subculture can be summed up in a single motto which was popularised by its members– make love, not war.
They felt alienated from the middle-class society which they saw as driven by materialism and repression, and it caused them to develop their distinctive lifestyle. The culture has influences in varied fields, including but not limited to art, music, and literature. In fact, because this culture practiced free use of drugs like LSD, books about hippie culture seem to generate the intrigue that not many other kinds of books in counterculture literature can boast of.