Maran, Meredith.

ISBN 10: 0553096001 / ISBN 13: 9780553096002
Published by New York: Bantam, (1995.) dj, 1995
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Memoir by this former 60s activist, expelled from the Bronx High School of Science for leading protests against the Vietnam war, now a lesbian, mother, living in integrated neighborhood in Oakland, California, which focuses on her attempts to reconcile her activist ideals of the 60s and 70s with her life today - shows us clearly how her life has been and is still shaped by those ideal. SIGNED on the title page. 338 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 55578

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Publisher: New York: Bantam, (1995.) dj

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In 1968 Meredith Maran was expelled from her  prestigious New York high school for leading anti-war  protests. Nearly thirty years later, with an  ex-husband, two teenage sons, a female lover, and a  mortgaged dream house on the edge of the Oakland  ghetto, she's still trying to change the world ... but  this time it's personal.

In  What It's Like To Live Now, Meredith  Maran explores the gap between the dreams of the '60s  and the realities of the '90s, in a book filled  with uncommon insight--and her own wickedly  subversive sense of humor. Reading What It's Like  To Live Now is like having dinner with  your funniest, most unshockable woman friend. You  won't want it to  end.
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Meredith Maran was expelled from the elite Bronx High School of Science in 1968 for anti-war organizing. Now, over forty, with an ex-husband, a lover, two teenage sons and a mortgage on her dream house at the edge of the Oakland ghetto, she still speaks for an entire generation that never stopped asking questions. How to you feel about your decision to stay in the inner city when your kid wants to carry a knife to junior high? How do you build a happy family when nothing in your childhood taught you how--and when your partner is a woman? How do you keep your heart open when breast cancer and AIDS are attacking your closest friends? How can you be nutritionally correct when you make a great chocolate cake? Reading What It's Like To Live Now is like dinner with your funniest, most unshockable woman friend. You won't want it to end. "I love this book...Through warmly candid self-exploration--and a keen eye on the telling minutiae of daily life--Meredith Maran captures all the heartbreak and glory of coping in difficult times." -- Armistead Maupin

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