Split: A Counterculture Childhood

Split: A Counterculture Childhood

Lisa Michaels


In this "disarmingly amiable memory" (The Atlantic per 30 days) that "may be the simplest argument for the left given that Marx" (The New Yorker), poet and author Lisa Michaels blends memoir with social observation to inform a outstanding story of becoming up as a toddler of political activists throughout the early seventies. Michaels's upbringing was once marked through communes, rallies, and street journeys; as a tender woman she traveled around the nation along with her mom and stepfather in a personalized mail truck, entire with a wooden range, whereas her father spent years in penitentiary for his half in an antiwar protest. Raised in a rural California city, Michaels craved conformity, yet ultimately she got here to percentage lots of her mom and dad' long-held values. by way of a author of unusual belief, break up bargains "a infrequent glimpse of a existence that embodies a time" (Vogue).

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