Notes from Nethers: Growing Up in a Sixties Commune

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Academy Chicago Publishers, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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A unique and honest account of the author's childhood spent on a commune in rural Virginia. Nethers, as the commune came to be called, was the creation of Eugster's idealistic and headstrong mother, Carla. The narrative accurately depicts communal living in all its complexities. An array of colorful characters drifted into the commune, and Eugster writes sensitively about being a child in the midst of all of this. A fascinating memoir with many moments of warmth and humor. Eugster's narrative is also an important piece of American cultural history, and the history of efforts to create a utopian society, which never seem to turn out exactly as planned.

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NOTES FROM NETHERS: Growing Up in a Sixties Commune

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A professional psychologist depicts her difficult childhood in a Virginia commune during the late 1960s and early '70s.Eugster's debut memoir often surprises, occasionally strains credulity—does she ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Sandra Lee Eugster went to Wesleyan University in Connecticut after leaving Nethers. A practicing psychologist, she lives with her husband and daughter in Madison, WI. This is her first book.

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