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26%OFFMikey Cuddihy - A Conversation About Happiness: The Story of a Lost Childhood - 9781782393146 - V9781782393146
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A Conversation About Happiness: The Story of a Lost Childhood

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Description for A Conversation About Happiness: The Story of a Lost Childhood Paperback. Orphaned at the age of nine, Mikey Cuddihy left the US to board at the experimental Summerhill School. Like Hideous Kinky, this memoir describes coming of age in the strange and dangerous world of the unravelling social experiment of the late 1960s. Num Pages: 272 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 3JJPK; BM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 210 x 149 x 21. Weight in Grams: 316.
When Mikey Cuddihy was orphaned at the age of nine, her life exploded. She and her siblings were sent from New York to board at experimental Summerhill School, in Suffolk, and abandoned there. The setting was idyllic, lessons were optional, pupils made the rules. Joan Baez visited and taught Mikey guitar. The late sixties were in full swing, but with total freedom came danger. Mikey navigated this strange world of permissiveness and neglect, forging an identity almost in defiance of it. A Conversation About Happiness is a vivid and intense memoir of coming of age amidst the unravelling social experiment ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Atlantic Books
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
Number of Pages
272
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781782393146
SKU
V9781782393146
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About Mikey Cuddihy
Born in New York, Mikey Cuddihy was educated at Summerhill School in Suffolk. She later studied fine art at Edinburgh College of Art and Chelsea School of Art. An art lecturer at the University of Brighton, Mikey is an acclaimed artist and writer.

Reviews for A Conversation About Happiness: The Story of a Lost Childhood
Written with a cool-eyed compassion, this is a fascinating examination of the bittersweet experiments of '60s child rearing, of which Cuddihy was both a victim and a beneficiary. I found it deeply moving.
Esther Freud [An] evocative memoir
Guardian
Cuddihy survived her damaged childhood both because of and despite her time at Summerhill. This paradox lies at ... Read more

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