Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is KID ME NOT: An anthology by child-free women of the ’60s now in their 60s , by Aralyn Hughes, and this book is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 28 customer reviews.
Genre: Memoirs and Biographies
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Whatever became of the youth of the ‘60s, the turbulent era of sex, drugs and rock & roll? Kid Me Not, a new collection of intimate stories by women from the first generation ever to have access to The Pill, offers a unique perspective on the decade before Roe v. Wade, when free love wasn’t always free. As the women’s movement spread, these women faced a future of extraordinary possibilities – possibilities seen by today’s youth as commonplace.
These writers’ stories are universal – they fell in love, most married, some divorced. Others divulge, for the first time, details kept hidden nearly five decades. Each recognized early the irresistible urge to defy tradition. They no longer felt obligated to follow in the footsteps of their mothers. Indeed, they no longer felt obligated to be mothers. In Kid Me Not – with Foreword by Elizabeth Gilbert – you’ll discover how everyday women, childfree by choice or circumstance, created an array of fascinating, fulfilling lives.
Aralyn Hughes fancies herself as an entrepreneur or a visionary and a “chrone” with wisdom. For over 33 years, Aralyn has been an Austin icon helping to keep the city as bright, colorful, and unique as she is. You may have seen her driving her bright pink pig-themed art car around town with her pet pot bellied pig in tow or witnessed in giant letters, “Keep Austin Weird,” on the side of her house. She has appeared on numerous television shows on the local and national level as an ambassador of what makes Austin such a great place to live.
After being a successful businesswoman, a lobbyist at the Texas State Capital, and a member of “every board and commission in Austin Texas, not to mention a “party animal,” Hughes also performed in her spare time with local theatre productions like the critically acclaimed “In the West.” One of the longest running shows in Austin, Texas, “In the West” premiered an original piece written by Hughes for Academy Award-nominated John Hawkes.
Aralyn became a performance artist, storyteller, and non-fiction monologist in her sixties. She performed eight original pieces in her series “Aralyn’s Home Economics” and was then accepted to perform her newest show in NYC at the International Solo Theater Festival in Nov 2013.
Aralyn recently completed her first book, an anthology about childfree women who came of age in the 1960s. Kid Me Not features stories of women who made the decision to not have children. They were the first generation of women to have truly had a choice, due to the advent of the birth control pill.
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love does the forward.
Watch Aralyn’s You Tube with her pig in Austin, TX
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