Split : A Counterculture Childhood (Paperback)

Author: Michaels, Lisa

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In this "disarmingly amiable reminiscence" ("The Atlantic Monthly") that "may be the best argument for the left since Marx" ("The New Yorker"), poet and writer Lisa Michaels blends memoir with social commentary to tell a remarkable tale of growing up as a child of political activists during the early seventies.

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Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Mfg Part# 9780395957882
SKU 30470808
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0395957885
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
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"A decent autobiography, but a good--sometimes excellent--essay that reflects the counterculture less by the happenings it describes than by the intensity and honesty with which it is written."
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Annotation The author's father was imprisoned as an antiwar demonstrator in the '60s, and visiting him in prison was part of her life, as was living in a bus with her mother, a back-to-the-land period, and a wedding that included readings from "Quotations of Chairman Mao". She describes her upbringing with humor and clarity, and goes on to find special meaning in the "hippie" values she learned, tried to reject, and ended up espousing: independence, frankness, and ruthless self-evaluation--values that have often been difficult to maintain in the very different world of the '90s
Editors Note In this "disarmingly amiable reminiscence" ("The Atlantic Monthly") that "may be the best argument for the left since Marx" ("The New Yorker"), poet and writer Lisa Michaels blends memoir with social commentary to tell a remarkable tale of growing up as a child of political activists during the early seventies.
Editors Note 2 In this "disarmingly amiable reminiscence" (The Atlantic Monthly) that "may be the best argument for the left since Marx" (The New Yorker), poet and writer Lisa Michaels blends memoir with social commentary to tell a remarkable tale of growing up as a child of political activists during the early seventies. Michaels's upbringing was marked by communes, rallies, and road trips; as a young girl she traveled across the country with her mother and stepfather in a customized mail truck, complete with a wood stove, while her father spent two years in jail for his part in an antiwar protest. Raised in a rural California town, Michaels craved conformity, but eventually she came to share many of her parents' long-held values. By a writer of uncommon perception, SPLIT offers "a rare glimpse of a life that embodies a time" (Vogue).
Editors Note 3 In this "disarmingly amiable reminiscence" (The Atlantic Monthly) that "may be the best argument for the left since Marx" (The New Yorker), poet and writer Lisa Michaels blends memoir with social commentary to tell a remarkable tale of growing up as a child of political activists during the early seventies. Michaels's upbringing was marked by communes, rallies, and road trips; as a young girl she traveled across the country with her mother and stepfather in a customized mail truck, complete with a wood stove, while her father spent two years in jail for his part in an antiwar protest. Raised in a rural California town, Michaels craved conformity, but eventually she came to share many of her parents' long-held values. By a writer of uncommon perception, SPLIT offers "a rare glimpse of a life that embodies a time" (Vogue).
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Number of Pages 0308
Publisher Mariner Books

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