Praise for All Our Yesterdays
"All Our Yesterdays" is smart, funny, and poignant -- a warm-hearted and simultaneously chilling reminder of where we've been and where we've got to. And a wonderful read.
--- Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor
Occasionally an all-cylinders novel comes along and ALL OUR YESTERDAYS is definitely such a creation. It touches and then goes slowly deeper and deeper into the special time and place called Berkeley. The characters are rounded and real. The story has both meaning and zip with plenty of opportunities to laugh or cry-or shout. It really is the novel with everything-for everybody who loves a good read, accomplished writing and insight into what matters.
---Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor, NewsHour
If you are old enough and were engaged enough to remember when people thought their social activism could create a utopian world of peace and love, you will love this book. If you wonder how all that hope turned to violence you will find clues here. If you weren't around to debate and then wonder about those questions you will love it anyway. And, in the process, you may learn something about the zeitgeist of the late '60's, and also something about life and love. It is a coming of age story for those whose youthful experience allowed them to hold on to the illusion of innocence and good intentions seemingly without end. Until one day the illusion ended. It is a totally engaging story of love and friendship -- and a reminder that some values endure. And, by the way, it is a damn good read.
---Sam Brown, organizer of the Vietnam Moratorium, former head of the Federal ACTION Agency, and Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe