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By Jane Vandenburgh

ISBN-10: 158243459X

ISBN-13: 9781582434599

ISBN-10: 1582435596

ISBN-13: 9781582435596

Born into “a definite type of family”—affluent, white, Protestant—Jane Vandenburgh got here of age whilst the sexual revolution used to be sweeping the cultural panorama, making its mark in a fashion that might swap our manners and mores perpetually. yet what all started as an all-American existence quickly spun off and went spectacularly awry.
Her father, an architect with a renowned l. a. enterprise, was once arrested a number of occasions for being in homosexual bars throughout the Nineteen Fifties, and merely freed whilst her grandfather paid bribes to the L.A.P.D. He was once finally put in a psychiatric health center to be “cured” of his homosexuality, and devoted suicide whilst she was once 9. Her mother—an artist and freethinker—lost custody of her teenagers whilst she used to be devoted to a psychological sanatorium. the writer and her brothers have been raised by way of an aunt and uncle who had, below one roof, seven kids and difficulties in their personal.
In the midst of personal trauma and loss, Vandenburgh delights in revealing higher truths approximately American tradition and her lifestyles inside of it. Quirky, witty, and uncannily clever, A Pocket background of intercourse within the 20th Century is a superb combination of memoir and cultural revelation.

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