A woman's odyssey: journals, 1976-1992 by Linda Aaker

By Linda Aaker

A hippie antiwar protester became antitrust attorney tells of coming of age within the 80s. Politics and keenness are spiked with humor and looking during this compelling story of a contemporary woman's trip to life's center years. From taking pictures deer in Texas to capturing photos within the Himalayas, from enduring the relationship scene to changing into a mom, from hitch-hiking by myself in Guatemala to touring with invoice and Hillary Clinton at the pre-election Texas bus journey, Aaker's international is actual and deeply honest.

Although the explicit info are just one woman's studies, this e-book is, in a feeling, the tale of each girl who got here of age initially of the women's flow within the 70s. It chronicles the win/loss cycles confronted by means of any girl who chooses to have either profession and family.

Entry from 1978: whilst I learn of pollutants and inflation and Rhodesia and Nicaragua, chills runs down my physique and i am scared, taking into consideration the realm to return, my very own monetary lack of confidence, and no matter if i actually are looking to deliver a baby into this global. what is going to take place to me if i do not turn into extra liable? it is all tremendous to be a tender “hippie-type” bureaucrat/lawyer. yet will that be sufficient at fifty, and with the accountability for one more man or woman? no longer vast concerns, yet sobering options in the middle of my life-for-the-moment world.

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I think I'm getting better and better. My next goal will be to stop bitching about stuff at work and stop making snide remarks about people's bad points and instead concentrate on the positive. Sign I put up on the inside view of my IN Box: Bitch only if you mean it! Maybe its okay to be moody! September 19, 1976 Luke doesn't know what he wants from me, or so he says. Now Page 10 after thinking about it, I think he basically just wants me around, as a good date, easy-to-get-along-with type. He doesn't understand that I want him to want me around.

Paul said he would hurt with me if after all these months of discovering my identity I'd let it be submerged into another's. ) Luke: 1. He's strong as a person. 2. He makes me be the best person I am when I'm with him. 3. He has a strong sense of family. 4. He tries to understand and learn from his actions. 5. He's not afraid to cry. 6. m. appointment. Rather than have his secretary lie for him, he got on the phone with the appointment person, explained he forgot, felt embarrassed and offered to meet again at her office so as to save her the trip.

They really don't understand about me. Daddy dominates, Mother lets him. Are there no people who understand? Maybe I need a women's group again. Page 14 My anger level is increasing. Funny, I'm being radicalized at such a late age. I keep looking for answers when there are no stable, immutable ones, only an acceptance of change. November 16, 1976 Matt told me everyone thought I slept with two people to get my job. I was hurt, then furiousI HATE MEN. November 18, 1976 Rereading this journal, I'm struck by how cold and unfeeling I sound.

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