Do you remember a time before computers? AIDS? smartphones? social media?
Can you recall when disco reigned supreme? smoking was common? young women hung out in hip-hugger, bell-bottom bluejeans and halter tops? you made calls on a payphone?
Can you flash back to toking up, snorting coke, drinking excessively, and dancing the night away?
If these scenes seem familiar, perhaps you came of age during the sixties and seventies. If that’s so, this exposé of the author’s experiences and misadventures will resonate and help you follow memory’s lane into a less cynical, simpler time when bad things didn’t seem to have as long-lasting effects as they do today. You interacted, as the author did, with real people, face-to-face, in real time.
This explicit memoir provides an entertaining, sometimes heart-wrenching, and always thought-provoking revelation of one woman’s experience growing up in Toronto during the sixties and seventies. Having experienced and witnessed abuse as a child, she had to grow up quickly and learn to take care of herself. She took advantage of the free-love era, drug use, and alcohol. But as the years passed from the seventies into the eighties, she somehow felt that life had more to offer, and she struggled to make her life better and to have meaning.
This honest, plain-spoken account reveals how a self-indulgent, pleasure-seeking, unsettled, and unsatisfied young woman can, at the same time, be a caring and compassionate person with hopes and dreams like everyone else. This is the real story of a woman’s journey from childhood to womanhood during a time that has been like no other.