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By Linda Aaker

A hippie antiwar protester grew to become antitrust attorney tells of coming of age within the 80s. Politics and keenness are spiked with humor and looking during this compelling story of a latest woman's trip to life's heart years. From capturing deer in Texas to capturing images within the Himalayas, from enduring the courting 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 international is actual and deeply honest.

Although the explicit info are just one woman's reviews, this booklet is, in a feeling, the tale of each girl who got here of age first and foremost of the women's circulate within the 70s. It chronicles the win/loss cycles confronted by means of any lady who chooses to have either occupation and family.

Entry from 1978: whilst I learn of toxins 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 no matter if i actually are looking to carry a baby into this global. what's going to take place to me if i do not develop into extra in charge? it is all high-quality to be a tender “hippie-type” bureaucrat/lawyer. yet will that be adequate at fifty, and with the accountability for an additional individual? no longer gigantic concerns, yet sobering innovations in the middle of my life-for-the-moment world.

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San Antonio this weekend. Met Bud. My emotions are opening up again, slowly. I feel tonight the slight ache of loneliness for someone, a precursor to knowing love again, I think. " Now my attitude is changing. They may be just living evenings. The conference was good for me. I felt confident of myself more than in a long while. Is it possible Bud was right and I am a pretty together lady? My work is becoming more important to me. Will I go to Washington? There are several young Attorneys General here.

June 6, 1976 National Association of Attorneys General conference. San Antonio this weekend. Met Bud. My emotions are opening up again, slowly. I feel tonight the slight ache of loneliness for someone, a precursor to knowing love again, I think. " Now my attitude is changing. They may be just living evenings. The conference was good for me. I felt confident of myself more than in a long while. Is it possible Bud was right and I am a pretty together lady? My work is becoming more important to me.

My family didn't do those kind of things together. I'm beginning to appreciate my Austin life and job. I don't mind not having someone as long as I'm fat! January 24, 1977 It's a Monday and I'm the right kind of sicktoo sick to work well so I can justify staying home, and yet well enough to enjoy reading and lazing in bed. This morning I read some more of the How to Be Free in An Unfree World book and was able to do some thinking about my life while not in a state of anxiety or depression. I'm still not ready to look full face at myself or my life, but I'm snatching glances and learning to assimilate them.

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