Loose Change: The Story of Three Women - Sara DavidsonCollins, 1977, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Heavy shelf cock. Price Clipped. Tanning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “When Sara Davidson entered the University of California at Berkeley in the early 19605 she was mainly interested in enjoying herself, getting a good degree and, eventually, a good husband. Her two classmates, Natasha Taylor and Susie Berman, had similar goals. None of them could have known that she was entering college just as a tide of social change was rising, one which would reach its crest at Berkeley and would change for ever both them and the world they knew. There were sit-ins and love-ins; grass and acid; the Kennedys and the Beatles; Haight-Ashbury and Woodstock; the Vietnam War; the sexual revolution and the women’s movement. It was truly a time of ‘loose change’ — massive upheavals in the way people lived but seemingly without cohesion, shifting, rootless.
What became of Tasha, Susie and Sara — and people like them? This book is Sara Davidson’s answer — the true account of three women and what happened to them during one of the most turbulent decades in America’s history.
As she traces the varying paths she and her two friends followed, we move with them from New York’s sophisticated art world to Berkeley’s ultra-radical underground ; through destructive love affairs and marriages subjected to enormous strains; through ‘shrinks’ and abortions and draft-card burnings to the lives of the three women now in the mid-1970s. All three girls are completely honest about what they experienced, and how they felt, so that their account is often very moving and always personal. Loose Change is not, and does not attempt to be, a social history; yet future generations who want to understand what it was like in the 1960s in America will be able to use this book to find out.”