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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Self-published By the Author; First Edition edition (2005)
  • ASIN: B00A3NUAC2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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This one I read long into the night.
Jake Greenberg
I loved reading about her adventures and it makes me want to go out and challenge something too!
hardymeagan
What impressed me most about Carol's book was her independence and strength of spirit.
Robin Andrae

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robin Andrae on November 28, 2010
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What impressed me most about Carol's book was her independence and strength of spirit. Carol faced the hardships of life at an early age. Her mother was addicted to prescription medications and her father was often out of work. In an era when many women were motivated by social norms, Carol set out on a journey of self-exploration and liberation. Her fearlessness and determination show in her navigation of the ups and downs of life in the 60's and 70's in San Francisco and points East. With little money and no help, she continually challenged herself to grow and develop. She traveled cross-country by motorcycle from Canada to California on a whim, with no acting experience she won a scholarship to ACT, and having no formal music training she landed a place in a female rock band. Reading Carol's book showed me what a difference self -motivation and determination can make in a women's ability to realize her dreams.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By martins4unc on March 22, 2012
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Radical Feminist in a Topless Band by Carol Newman is a very entertaining and enlightening book about growing up in the 60's and 70's. As a young girl Carol wanted to ride go carts and play baseball but society depicted that she should play with dolls and "act like a lady" Carol had the courage and discipline to find her own way in life and ignored all the stigmas in society that said "women were not supposed to do that". Her book is filled with her adventures as she travels cross-country on a motorcycle by herself with little money in her pocket. She earns a scholarship to ACT and eventually finds herself in a female rock band. This was a very inspiring book.
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If you have to ask what's different about "Radical Feminist in a Topless Band" you need to go back and read the title again. Carol Newman's memoir will make you cry and laugh and tap your foot all at the same time. There is a soundtrack that carries the narrative tune through childhood explorations and exploitations with overtones of passion and desire to succeed no matter what, and it just won't let you sleep until you come to the end. I could not put this book down, and you can ask my wife, who usually takes off my glasses and picks up the book that has fallen to the floor. This one I read long into the night. And it was a wild ride. Highly recommended! by Jake Greenberg
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By N.T. on January 21, 2013
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This Memoir opened with a surprise and kept on surprising until the end. I couldn't put it down. This is a story of a woman who had to raise herself, who had to learn right and wrong by the turn her choices made, and who had to make sense of it all as an adult. There are scenes which will make you cry and others that will make you yell and others which will make you want to read on to see how they develop. I don't think I've ever read such honesty in a memoir.
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Having grown up in the 60's.I remember people talking about people like Carol.She need help from her Mother and Father but that family unit wasnot there for her.She had to learn on her own about what life was about and in her own way.Life was not easy for her father out of work most of the time.A Mother who hear or saw doing because she was in her own world.Carol fought for the way out did it her way.
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By Slayer on October 27, 2013
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This memoir is about making it to the other side of real hardship. Poverty, mental illness and social inequity take their toll but Carol finds strength, resiliency and resolution. Set mainly in the 50's, 60's and 70's, this vivid account explores the feminist movement in the context of conventional, liberated and exploited gender roles.
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