Wild Child : Growing Up in the Counterculture, Paperback

Wild Child : Growing Up in the Counterculture Paperback

Edited by Chelsea Cain

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


Tofu casserole, communes, anti-war protests. these are just a few of the hallmarks of a hippie childhood.

What became of the children who were denied meat, exposed to free love and given nouns instead of names? "Wild Child" takes a broad look at what growing up in one of the most infamous eras of modern time really meant.

The 16 contributors to the book set out to capture the spirit of a social movement that pledged its daughters the most revolutionary gift: freedom.

But how could a young girl rebel against parents who made a profession of rebellion?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, Ill.
  • Publisher: VISION Paperbacks
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9781901250688



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Like all collections, this one was a little spotty. On balance I adored it and the way it evoked my childhood, at least in parts. I thought Cain's piece was great, it was my favorite. Her name on the cover is what led me to pick the book up.<br/><br/>I enjoyed seeing how these women, most of 'em born within 10 years of me, felt about their childhoods from the perspective of grown women. I'd like to see a follow-up, as this came out in 1999.<br/><br/>