ò Loose Change: Three Women of the Sixties ✓ Sara Davidson, Loose Change: Three Women of the Sixties, Sara Davidson, Loose Change Three Women of the Sixties This is a compelling story of the experiences of three young women who attended the University of California at Berkeley and became caught up in the tumultuous changes of the Sixties Sara Davidson follows the three Susie Tasha and Sara herself from their first meeting in through the events that radicalized them in unexpected ways in the decade after ò Loose Change: Three Women of the Sixties ✓ Sara Davidson - Loose Change: Three Women of the Sixties, Loose Change Three Women of the Sixties This is a compelling story of the experiences of three young women who attended the University of California at Berkeley and became caught up in the tumultuous changes of the Sixties Sara Davidson fol
ò Loose Change: Three Women of the Sixties ✓ Sara Davidson - Loose Change: Three Women of the Sixties, Loose Change Three Women of the Sixties This is a compelling story of the experiences of three young women who attended the University of California at Berkeley and became caught up in the tumultuous changes of the Sixties Sara Davidson fol
This revival of the original Sixties chronicle reads, to me, even better this time around While Sara and I were both at Berkeley at nearly the same time, she was really THERE in the middle of things she is a fine journalist and her visitations back with the roommates she shared and the lives they led that epitomized the feminist awakening, the political activism, the sexual revolution all with such a sense of immediacy of real lives known and lived.
This book changed my life when I was 14 It was about three women and the way their lives were led during the 60 s What the lesson was for me was that women can be whoever they wanted to be That sometimes things happen and we learn from those events I think Sara is a good writer who has a unique voice.
This is one of my all time favorite booksI ve read all of Sara Davidson s books and enjoyed them but this is tops, in my opinion It really captures the the times, the confusion, the determination of our generation to make a change on the world and leave our mark.
Read it repeatedly as a young woman, although it was about the generation just ahead of mine It was one of the few places I could see women, who were not in the entertainment industry, making their way through life without immediately coupling up.
Still one of my all time favorites
I really enjoyed this book, and have reread it as well Interesting look at the sixties from a young woman who came of age during that time.
Published in 1977, this book has surely become a classic Sixties tell all, featuring three women s journeys through their Berkley college years and beyond, taking the reader from about 1963 1973 Davidson is an ace journalist who was turned down by the New York Times after working as the New York correspondent for the Boston Globe, but she made the leap to inspired freelance writing and was paid well by Harpers and other magazines for her coverage of the counterculture Davidson lets it all hang o [...]
This book is awful If the main characters, three friends who meet at Berkeley in the sixties and follow divergent paths through that era, are actually interesting people, this book makes them seem like total idiots It reads like a trashy romance novel, so that eventually every time a male character enters the story, I could be assured that the event would be followed with we made love Not that there s anything wrong with plentiful sex, but the womens lives are ultimately supremely directed by th [...]
This book follows the lives and friendships of three young women from their first meeting with each other in 1962 at the University of California at Berkley through the events that radicalized them all after college They all were living during the tumultuous decade known as the Swinging Sixties in the birthplace of many radical movements Berkley Susie is a young woman just becoming involved with the Free Speech Movement in Berkley and finds herself navigating through the early struggle for women [...]
I read this book when I was in my late teens and it changed my perception of so many issues, from being politically aware through the changing place of women in society, right down to listening to the music of the time and gaining a real appreciation of those artists The book is just a masterclass on how to tell the story of a generation through the eyes of the three main protagonists.Each woman, Sara, Susie and Tasha are all deftly described, as they grow you grow with them, Ms Davidson makes y [...]
Shallow, rambling book about the empty, wasted lives of four spoiled, superficial, self absorbed skanks who are taking way too long to grow up and grow a brain There may be an off chance one of them may have taken her nose out of her own navel long enough to learn the importance of relationship, but I m not sure If ever I thought that being the center of the universe might be fun, this book disabused me of that notion and shows that narcissism is merely boring I hope they all got a little disce [...]
On the one hand I really liked the way that special 60s period was described It gives an insight into exactly what went on and what people felt and talked about Also very revealing to have the view completely from a women s perspective and to recognise how arrogant, childish and selfish men were at that time, yet this was accepted as the norm What was less good about the book was the reference to practically every cultural and political event at the time in passing rather than making any attempt [...]
So many opportunities to discuss important events of the 60s, but the author focused on sexual relationships and judgments on them The author and her other two subjects led such varied lives that touched on the time period, but trivial matters are conveyed Tasha created several sculptures Great Tell us about those Davidson chose not to Sara was in the performer s tent at Woodstock Sounds like she would have many stories Not one of them is in the book Sara was able to choose her stories and locat [...]
Another reread I first read this book when it first came out around 1977 Now, I am reading it as a prelude to Davidson s latest book, Leap What Will We Do With The Rest of Our Lives Loose Change chronicles the lives of three women, including Sara herself, for the 10 years beginning with college in the 1960 s I could identify with some of the book, though I was younger and less radical than these women The part that bothered me, though, was the women s dependency on men This was apparently a mini [...]
If you came of age in the Sixties, the book gives you a compelling look back into that amazing era Berkeley, which seemed a Mecca to me, protests first for Civil Rights and next for peace in VietNam, riots and demonstrations, teargas and water hoses, love, drugs, bell bottom pants all the memories rushed back when I read Davidson s book We wanted to change the world, and look what has happened to it Thank goodness I had my two little children to look after otherwise, I would have joined a commun [...]
A favourite subject and time period and Davidson writes well The main thing I take away from this is how little the human condition changesd yet we seem to be less adventurous and conformist than these women, elitist as they are which may seem a strange choice of adjective but whether they like the description or no the worlds they represent were not, and are not, typical Absorbing and interesting.
I thought the writing was kind of awkward, considering it was written by an established journalist Susie s voice would go from being cryptic and slangy to sounding straight like Sara s The women s stories were really engrossing, though, and I m not at the end yet, but I keep wondering when Sara and Tasha are going to finally dump these awful guys If they do, I ll give this 4 stars If Sara sodomizes Ram Dass, I ll give it 5.
I ve been borrowing this from my mother for like a year at this point, thinking I would finish it but never actually doing so Still, that doesn t mean the book sucks It s a fascinating glimpse into lives in the decades before mine, which always interests me, but I feel like I got what I was going to get out of it and I don t really need to finish If someone else has read this and thinks otherwise, let me know and I ll finish it.
I remember being fascinated by this book that dealt with three women in the 60 s at Berkeley drugs, sex, women s lib, political revolution, and Viet Nam I couldn t put it down and told all my friends to read it They were as engrossed as I was.
I discovered this book in the mid 70 s when I was still in high school I loved it A great introduction to the times that had just passed, and it gave great context to the adult world I was about to enter I ve re read it many times, and recommended it to all my friends.
You re so vain could be the alternate title of this nonfiction narrative of three self absorbed, navel gazing, narcissistic aesthetes The author does indeed give a good feel of the times But, by the long anticipated end to the footslog, I had come to truly despise the characters.
Read this in college and really enjoyed it I think I did read it again a few years after college Good beach book
Lost interest over halfway through great book for women of all ages, though.
A great historic chronicle of young women in the sixties, and how events shaped their lives.
This has a description of UC Davis first whole earth festival.
not my favebut a good story.
A compelling look at, what can I say, my generation.
Read many years ago because it was doing the rounds My friends enjoyed it than I did Contains one of the few literary references to Sesame Street that I ve come across.
Not my favorite of the classic feminist tomes Privileged white women who came of age in the 1960s leave their husbands Some find other men, some don t So