Wild Child (Paperback)

Girlhoods in the Counterculture

By Chelsea Cain, Chelsea Cain (Editor), Moon Unit Zappa (Foreword by)

Seal Press (CA), 9781580050319, 256pp.

Publication Date: November 16, 1999



Tofu casseroles, communes, clothing-optional kindergarten, antiwar protests - these are just a few of the hallmarks of a counterculture childhood. What became of kids who had been denied meat, exposed to free love, and given nouns for names? In Wild Child, daughters of the hippie generation speak about the legacy of their childhoods. The writers present a rearview mirror to contemporary culture; with an eye on the past they remind us that there is more than one path through the present. Contributors include Lisa Michaels (Split) and Ariel Gore (Hip Mama).