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By Linda Aaker

A hippie antiwar protester became antitrust legal professional tells of coming of age within the 80s. Politics and keenness are spiked with humor and looking during this compelling story of a contemporary woman's trip to life's heart years. From capturing deer in Texas to taking pictures photographs within the Himalayas, from enduring the relationship scene to turning into a mom, from hitch-hiking on my own in Guatemala to touring with invoice and Hillary Clinton at the pre-election Texas bus journey, Aaker's global is actual and deeply honest.

Although the categorical info are just one woman's studies, this ebook is, in a feeling, the tale of each girl who got here of age at first of the women's move within the 70s. It chronicles the win/loss cycles confronted via any girl who chooses to have either occupation and family.

Entry from 1978: whilst I learn of pollutants and inflation and Rhodesia and Nicaragua, chills runs down my physique and i am scared, taking into account the realm to return, my very own monetary lack of confidence, and even if i actually are looking to convey a toddler into this global. what's going to take place to me if i do not turn into extra accountable? it is all tremendous to be a tender “hippie-type” bureaucrat/lawyer. yet will that be adequate at fifty, and with the accountability for an additional person? now not big concerns, yet sobering strategies in the middle of my life-for-the-moment world.

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Funny to be so blahnot really depressed or down, but not upsort of disconnected from other people and life. February 6, 1977 Last night while eating a GIANT sundae at Swenson's with A1, I got irritated with him when he started talking about going to church as a promise to God. It didn't fit my romantic mood or my vision of Prince Charming which I want to force A1 into. Tonight I realized that I use men as emotional objects in much the same way that I've accused men of using women as sex objects.

April 14, 1976 Assorted thoughts: 1. My friends don't make nearly the demands on my time as I convince myself they do. I think I make a lot of it up, so I feel needed. Page 6 2. I'm bored with my job. There. It's on paper. Soon I shall deal with that. 3. It is difficult for me to be friends with men as opposed to being lovers. 4. " I have to make it into a big catastropheor take the down and find deep psychological causes, when it could be just a mild blah. 5. Today for the first time I called up a strange man (a doctor who treated me at the Health Center) and asked him to have lunch.

It was good to wake up and not be depressed, but I keep taking my emotional temperature to see if the good feelings would last. Susan's friend appeared out of the blue. The assistant federal public defender in AlbuquerqueI liked him. He wrote a novel once. Went to the art museum and saw a hologram. Mind expanding to think of creating an "extra room" which isn't there. Don came by. He glanced through my responses to Paul (the psychologist's) questionnaire and saw my response to the sex life. Don't think he liked it.

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