Fisheye: A Memoir

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Set in the post-hippie/proto-disco “Me Decade” of the 1970s – when an imperiled 200-year-old America sought escape after such debacles as Vietnam, Watergate, and Nixon’s resignation – FISHEYE chronicles Trish Thorpe’s shocking adolescent double life and the traumatic adult years that followed.Trish starts her double life as a uniform-skirt, saddle-shoe wearing straight-A student, team captain of every sport at an elite girl's school. But by night and weekends, she is a chronic drug user and experienced sex partner of both men and women. In Trish's world, sex is random and rampant, none of it meaningful; and cocaine abounds, bought and sold by parents and teens alike.With her famous TV producer father, Frank, leaving her and her siblings in the unsteady hands of their despondent, alcoholic mother, a former minor star/dancer, Trish clings even tighter to the only love she knows from her few pals on the street. She copes by keeping her school lunch thermos full of Tequila Sunrise—and, most important, by hanging out with her best friend and lover, Linda, every chance she gets.Trish’s harrowing coming-of-age exemplifies a “worst of times” in our society, a time in which parents were so busy playing out their own narcissistic, adolescent fantasies that many kids were left to fend for themselves, living by their own warped moral code. Some historians call the 70s “the decade better forgotten;” in the world of FISHEYE, Trish and her gang were the forgotten generation. As we follow the aftermath of Trish's coming-of-age, we learn about the effects of the "Me Decade" as they reverberate throughout her adult years. FISHEYE is a candid look at the lives of baby boomers; how many of them were shaped and how they progressed.

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Expired Deals Fisheye: A Memoir Set in the post-hippie/proto-disco “Me Decade” of the 1970s – when an imperiled 200-year-old America sought escape after such debacles as Vietnam, Watergate, and Nixon’s resignation – FISHEYE chronicles Trish Thorpe’s shocking adolescent double life and the traumatic adult years that followed.Trish starts her double life as a uniform-skirt, saddle-shoe wearing straight-A student, team captain of every sport at an elite girl's school. But by night and weekends, she is a chronic drug user and experienced sex partner of both men and women. In Trish's world, sex is random and rampant, none of it meaningful; and cocaine abounds, bought and sold by parents and teens alike.With her famous TV producer father, Frank, leaving her and her siblings in the unsteady hands of their despondent, alcoholic mother, a former minor star/dancer, Trish clings even tighter to the only love she knows from her few pals on the street. She copes by keeping her school lunch thermos full of Tequila Sunrise—and, most important, by hanging out with her best friend and lover, Linda, every chance she gets.Trish’s harrowing coming-of-age exemplifies a “worst of times” in our society, a time in which parents were so busy playing out their own narcissistic, adolescent fantasies that many kids were left to fend for themselves, living by their own warped moral code. Some historians call the 70s “the decade better forgotten;” in the world of FISHEYE, Trish and her gang were the forgotten generation. As we follow the aftermath of Trish's coming-of-age, we learn about the effects of the "Me Decade" as they reverberate throughout her adult years. FISHEYE is a candid look at the lives of baby boomers; how many of them were shaped and how they progressed. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AwXC%2ByHfL._SL160_.jpg
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