Squeaky: The Life and Times of Lynette Alice Fromme

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St. Martin's Press, Dec 3, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
He spoke in a strange, scratchy, flat Midwestern male voice that cut through her thoughts like a rusty knife: "What's the problem?"What she beheld was an unkempt, elflike man in a cap, sporting a two-day beard and a whiff of body odor, or possibly whiskey. He seemed neither old nor young, and carried himself in an elegant, almost formal physical manner. He looked, she thought, like a hobo with a touch of class. "How did you know--?" she started to say.  He smiled brightly at her, his dark brown eyes pushing themselves into her gaze. "Up in the Haight, I'm called the Gardener," he said by way of explanation. "I tend to all the flower children."The Gardener. What does a gardener do? A gardener...plants seeds, she realized, suddenly feeling dangerously exposed. She held her legs together, tightly. 

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Jess Bravin is a former reporter for Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chonicle.  His work has appeared in such newspapers as the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Houston Chronicle, and such magazines as Harper's Bazaar and Spy. Bravin is completing a law degree at Berkeley and currently serves on the Board of Regents of the University of California. This is his first book.

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