5 Squares

5 Squares

by Bonita McIlvaine

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It was Boston in the 1960s - a time when nightclubs, bars and lounges had the city alive at night, and a good time could continue after hours; And when entertainers frequented the city to take advantage of its nightlife. Add in the world of the sporting life, and Boston's deceiving glamour could not be denied.

In the middle of it all were five best friends known as "squares", who attended high school by day, and received a far different education by night. The girls road in Cadillacs, drank in bars and explored their sexual awareness. They made a pact to just have fun and enjoy the rest. Their fun was innocent, the culture wasn't. Their values are tested. Consequences arise, and prices must inevitably be paid.

"They were campaigning to get elected, with no shame their game"
Bonnie McIlvaine


"This slice of American History is fascinating. It's the Black experience of the 60's we didn't see on Mad Men. And its the music and party scene that proceeded Rap."
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Bonita (Bonnie) McIlvaine grew up in Boston, the daughter of a nightclub owner and Broadway dancer. She worked in both State and City Government prior to becoming a business owner. In this, her breakout memoir, gives a look at Boston's nightlife in the 60s, experienced by five best friends coming of age. The former business owner is currently working on a self empowerment guide for young adults.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149091782
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 12/19/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Boston native, Bonita McIlvaine, lives on the outskirts of her hometown. She wrote this memoir, which reflects a chapter in her life, with the hope of opening a dialogue to promote working on ourselves for the sake of our children.

The former business owner is currently working on a self-empowerment guide for young people and a short story entitled 15 Days – the story of one man’s account of 15 days on the road, being transferred from a Massachusetts correctional facility to another in the state of Florida.

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