The Misadventures of Mama Kitchen: A Novel
In the late 1960s a hippy girl leaves her middle-class home and wanders first to a wilderness commune, then to Haight/Ashbury, and finally to Woodstock. On the way she encounters many strange characters. Though often disillusioned, she believes hippies should unite to create a better world. It's a wild tale: sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, sometimes violent, sometimes sexy, always extreme. More
Sarah Tabitha Jones, a twenty-year-old fascinated by the youth culture of the late 1960s, leaves her middle-class home and wanders to a wilderness commune and then to the Haight/Ashbury in search of truth. On the way she encounters many strange characters: bikers, draft dodgers, Vietnam War veterans, peyote worshippers, heroin dealers, Jesus people, feminists, violent anarchists, Black Panthers, and science fiction fans. She experiments with drugs and sex, but at the same time helps out those she can; though often disillusioned, she believes that hippies should unite to create a better world. In the midst of all this she finds herself pregnant. Eight and a half months later, undaunted, belly bulging, she travels to Woodstock for one last attempt at finding the love and unity she seeks.
"The Misadventures of Mama Kitchen" will appeal not only to those who lived through the disconcerting era of the 60s and 70s but to those younger who are curious about what took place back then. It will also resonate with anyone who is idealistic and in search of personal fulfillment, as well as those who simply enjoy a wild tale: sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, sometimes violent, sometimes sexy, always extreme.