Download e-book for iPad: A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century: A Memoir by Jane Vandenburgh

By Jane Vandenburgh

ISBN-10: 158243459X

ISBN-13: 9781582434599

ISBN-10: 1582435596

ISBN-13: 9781582435596

Born into “a yes form of family”—affluent, white, Protestant—Jane Vandenburgh got here of age while the sexual revolution was once sweeping the cultural panorama, making its mark in a fashion that may switch our manners and mores perpetually. yet what begun as an all-American existence quickly spun off and went spectacularly awry.
Her father, an architect with a widespread l. a. enterprise, used to be arrested a number of instances for being in homosexual bars throughout the Nineteen Fifties, and simply freed while her grandfather paid bribes to the L.A.P.D. He used to be finally positioned in a psychiatric health center to be “cured” of his homosexuality, and devoted suicide while she used to be 9. Her mother—an artist and freethinker—lost custody of her little ones while she was once devoted to a psychological health facility. the writer and her brothers have been raised via an aunt and uncle who had, below one roof, seven childrens 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 it. Quirky, witty, and uncannily clever, A Pocket heritage of intercourse within the 20th Century is an excellent mixture of memoir and cultural revelation.

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