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The Hypocrisy of Disco: A Memoir
     

The Hypocrisy of Disco: A Memoir

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by Clane Hayward
 

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Born in San Francisco just before the Summer of Love, Clane Hayward grew up on hippie communes throughout the west. Her poignantly funny, sometimes melancholy, and always riveting memoir recounts her extraordinary life up until her thirteenth birthday. School was a particularly happy event—it meant a hot lunch and clothes that matched! But Clane's mother warned

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Born in San Francisco just before the Summer of Love, Clane Hayward grew up on hippie communes throughout the west. Her poignantly funny, sometimes melancholy, and always riveting memoir recounts her extraordinary life up until her thirteenth birthday. School was a particularly happy event—it meant a hot lunch and clothes that matched! But Clane's mother warned her that schools are just zoos run by the government. From a world of complex relationships, uncertain rules and constant surprises, Clane forged a childhood, sometimes with, sometimes without her bong-puffing, Buddha-quoting, macrobiotic mother and her wild-haired, redneck father. The Hypocrisy of Disco is an honest, direct, and truly unforgettable tale, and a tribute to the resilience of youth.

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"Clane Hayward has written an insightful and riveting book about a hippie childhood gone bad. She has transformed what might have been an enduring disaster into beauty and wisdom a testament to her personal resilience and literary skill. This is an amazing story, beautifully told." Peter Coyote, actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall "

offbeat . . . zippy . . . Hopefully, this sold memoir is just the first from Hayward." —Publishers Weekly (web review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452125152
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
11/09/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
859,604
File size:
402 KB

Meet the Author

Clane Hayward was born in 1967 in California. At thirteen, she ran away from communes, and at eighteen enlisted in the US Navy, where she served for five years. She returned to San Francisco, where she lived for ten years. She now teaches middle school in Austin, Texas.

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The Hypocrisy of Disco: A Memoir 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best memoirs ever!! Clane Hayward was a beautiful and brilliant child who had to raise herself while the grown ups ignored even the most minimal responsibility toward their offspring under the guise of natural living and a distaste for society. The sixties was supposed to be a time of peace, love and conscience. But for many it was a time of cold self indulgence fueled by drugs laziness and a complete lack of compassion for their own flesh and blood. Clane shared this journey to age thirteen. I can only hope she is working on her next memoir as her readers are waiting to accompany this remarkable woman through her teenage years and beyond. She's got alot to say and I for one am ready to listen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is truly exceptional. Riveting, honest and compelling, it is impossible not to have empathy for this young girl making her own way in the '70s. Strongly Recommend. 
Sarahs_GaGa More than 1 year ago
As a child of the 60's, I was aware of the "hippie" lifestyle, but grew up in the suburbs with a very conventional upbringing. I remember admiring the life of a commune, thinking it was all about freedom, friends, sharing, peace, and love. Thus, the Hypocrisy! Clane had to overcome a horrible childhood and come out on top as a successful writer. She uses all her senses in descriptions of her various homes: sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste which gives you a very thorough picture of her life. Beautiful imagery despite her hard times. She self published a second memoir entitled "Nothing is Fixed." I would love to read it on my Nook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing story of a child growing up in the hippie culture. Her parents, nor any adult took the responsibility of paenting she or her siblings. Inspite of growing up in a culturally bleak, unstimulating environment, this young girl reads anything she comes across, and finds a way to cope, and see beauty in poverty. As you read about Clane, you will grow to love her, and her vivid discription of her world. I thought hjppies must have been cool. Free, happy. Talk about hypocracy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was interesting to read about children raised in an alternate lifestyle (raising themselves)and longing for acceptance and "normality" when so many raised conventionally seek "individuality". It was interesting to discover that a lifestyle encouraging "freedom" from conventional rules still had many "rules" and limitations. Inconsistent writing style was a bit disconcerting since the book was written by an educator.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a sad story, but reads more as a healing for the writer. Would be interested to know how she managed to get through college to become a teacher. She's a strong person!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would have been nice if she had finished the story but then she was probably stoned too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Memoir of growing up with drug-infested hippy parentd. Enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who are you to pass judgement. The sixties were hard to live in. On one hand there were the old ways and then there were those who wanted something more. Not knowing what that more was...Many mistakes were made by many people,but from those mistakes we have the world we live in today warts and all. Sometimes we have to take responsiblity for ourselves,something we seem to have forgotten....
thecatsmeowCC More than 1 year ago
not the best autobiography i've ever read....overall kind of boring to be honest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read sample first as this is a clone of another that stayed on and on and on