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The Resource A pocket history of sex in the twentieth century : a memoir, Jane Vandenburgh

A pocket history of sex in the twentieth century : a memoir, Jane Vandenburgh

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A pocket history of sex in the twentieth century : a memoir
Title
A pocket history of sex in the twentieth century
Title remainder
a memoir
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Jane Vandenburgh
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The author explores her coming-of-age in a seemingly "normal" home that turned awry quickly, just before the cultural revolution of the 1960s--a time when sex, drugs, alcohol, and new freedoms not only changed America, but her own life as well
  • Born into a certain kind of family affluence, white, Protestant Jane Vandenburgh came of age when the sexual revolution was sweeping the cultural landscape, making its mark in a way that would change our manners and mores forever. But what began as an all-American life soon spun off and went spectacularly awry. Her father, an architect with a prominent Los Angeles firm, was arrested several times for being in gay bars during the 1950s, and only freed when her grandfather paid bribes to the L.A.P.D. He was ultimately placed in a psychiatric hospital to be cured of his homosexuality, and committed suicide when she was nine. Her mother, an artist and free thinker lost custody of her children when she was committed to a mental hospital. The author and her two brothers were raised by an aunt and uncle who had, under one roof, seven children and problems of their own. In the midst of private trauma and loss, Vandenburgh delights in revealing larger truths about American culture and her life within it. Quirky, witty, and uncannily wise, A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century is a brilliant blend of memoir and cultural revelation
Summary
The author explores her coming-of-age in a seemingly "normal" home that turned awry quickly, just before the cultural revolution of the 1960s--a time when sex, drugs, alcohol, and new freedoms not only changed America, but her own life as well
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305013
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Vandenburgh, Jane
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813/.54
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no index present
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fiction
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  • Vandenburgh, Jane
  • Nineteen sixties
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adult
Label
A pocket history of sex in the twentieth century : a memoir, Jane Vandenburgh
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781582434599
Lccn
2008035702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • ocn243941668
  • OCoLC
Label
A pocket history of sex in the twentieth century : a memoir, Jane Vandenburgh
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781582434599
Lccn
2008035702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn243941668
  • OCoLC

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