Red Star Sister

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Hungry Mind Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 209 pages
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So begins Leslie Brody's look back at her odyssey from an awkward adolescence on Long Island to paramilitary training in Chicago, communal living in Ann Arbor, a violent run-in with police in San Francisco, and finally on a quixotic journey via Amsterdam and London to meet with North Vietnamese leaders in Paris to end the war.

Whether answering phones for a gay prostitution ring, trying to scam American Express, or discovering sexism to be alive and well in the communes and underground newspapers that are supposed to ring in the revolution, Brody never loses her sense of humor or idealistic fervor.

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RED STAR SISTER: Between Madness and Utopia

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A self-critical but refreshingly unrepentant memoir of '60s radicalism. Born in 1952, Brody grew up in working-class Riverhead and Massapequa, New York (her father ran —a five-acre auto- wrecking ... Read full review


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Brody (ed., Daughters of Kings, Faber & Faber, 1997) elegantly chronicles her life as a young woman from a Long Island suburb who came of age during the Vietnam War. Recounting her journey into the ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Brody has received numerous grants and fellowships for her writing, including a National Endowment for the Arts Award.

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