New PDF release: Dandelion; Memoir Of A Free Spirit

By Catherine James

Catherine James’s dating along with her younger, appealing, and wickedly irresponsible mom educated her l. a. adolescence. Neglected—she will be strapped to a chair at evening whereas her mom cavorted at the sundown Strip—Catherine longed no longer for normalcy, yet only for the opportunity to break out. To escape to her cherished grandmother Mimi or to her glamorous Aunt Claire’s, a Hollywood model of gray Gardens stuff with racks of the previous attractiveness queen’s Thirties ball robes and thoughts of grand events with Claire’s ex-husband, Busby Berkeley. To escape to her father, a rushing race-car motive force who were out of her existence nearly because the day she was once born. or perhaps to break out to varsity, the place she may not less than be treated. in its place, Catherine used to be deserted through her livid mom to turn into a ward of the nation ahead of she reached her teens.

It wasn’t till an opportunity assembly with a truly younger Bob Dylan that Catherine used to be encouraged to make her escape—as a true runaway, breaking out of the California orphanage with just one objective: to get to Greenwich Village in New York.

Dandelion then turns into a glance in the course of the eye of a needle, as Catherine experiments with Eric Clapton; a peek throughout the viewfinder of a Polaroid, as Catherine is taken up by means of the gorgeous humans in Andy Warhol’s manufacturing facility; and a glimpse via a haze of smoke, as she starts romances with rockers like Jackson Browne and Jimmy Page.

While elevating her son, whose father was once Denny Laine of the Moody Blues, Catherine ultimately returns to her West Coast roots, reconnects along with her relatives, and discovers that her mom hasn’t replaced yet her father has: He’s develop into a heartbreakingly garish transsexual.

Moving and surprising via turns, Dandelion is a totally assorted view of a celebrated popular culture scene and of a dramatic mother-daughter relationship.

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