Split: A Counterculture Childhood
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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Review: Split: A Counterculture ChildhoodUser Review - Ed - Goodreads
This was supposed to be about communes! There were two pages of that and then a fairly compelling story that I don't think I'll remember tomorrow. Read full review
Review: Split: A Counterculture ChildhoodUser Review - Ruth - Goodreads
Reading this was bittersweet. It's the one book my brother told me to read once I got him to join Goodreads. He must have asked me if I had read it at least 3 times, and the answer was always, "Not ... Read full review