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Junkies, Hookers, Dykes...And Others I Have Known (Hardcover)
Actress, switchboard operator, model, encyclopedia sales-girl, wife, mother. Patricia Herd's life in 1960s California was unusual, but she was a "good girl" with dreams of stardom. Married to a struggling actor and raising a newborn, Herd saw her own dreams of being an actress stifled. Deep within her was an attraction to the dangerous and the wild, an attraction that would break free and lead Patricia into the counter-culture of the period - a world filled with Junkies, Hookers, and Dykes.
But this is also the story of Patricia's Texas childhood, and she delves deep into the unhappy lives of her parents and how that relationship shaped her own life, personality, and decisions.
Junkies, Hookers, Dykes ... And Others I Have Known is a unique snapshot of mid-20th Century America, told with humor and insight.