Ginny Good: A Mostly True Story

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Monkfish Book, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 357 pages
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." . . captures the spirit of the San Francisco Bay area in the 1960's and 1970's and tells the story of Jones' life as Ginny ("the first hippie") drifts into and out of it."-"Publishers Marketplace" in their "Deal of the Day" column.

"A soothingly disturbing bittersweet elixir. By turns deliciously funny and poignantly painful, it wanders and rambles in and out of the messiness of life. It's real. It's human. You will be different for having immersed yourself in it. "Ginny Good" has the soul and guts and truth of a classic of American Literature."-Donna McDougle, author and book reviewer

Gerard Jones is the infamous creator of the "Everyone Who's Anyone in Trade Publishing" website.

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I will admit, I initially read this book to find out more about Manson family member Sandra Good. The story of Ginny Good according to her boyfriend and author of the book is more interesting then anything I've read or heard about her sister. He makes you laugh throughout the book and for those of you who were too young or not born yet during the 1960's and 70's, you will feel like you were actually in San Francisco during the height of Haight Ashbury...he's that good of a storyteller. I truly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a true story that is both humorous and tragic.  

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About the author (2004)

Jones is the founder of Media Power for Children and serves on the advisory board of the Comparative Media Studies Program at M.I.T.

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