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GOOD GIRLS DON'T is the debut effort of Los Angeles film publicist Patti Hawn. Patti is the older sister of the legendary film actress Goldie Hawn. At the exact time when Goldie's star was rising, Patti's star was shooting out of control. Her book is a deeply personal first-hand account of what it was like to be trapped in an unwanted pregnancy at the close of an era where ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Madeline Sharples
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In a crucial scene in Patti Hawn’s memoir Good Girls Don’t, pregnant, 15-year old Patti sits huddled in a car’s back seat as she is driven through the increasingly ominous neighborhood where her would-be abortionist is located. Before they arrive her mother decides instead to go ahead with Plan B. She decreed Patti would live out of town for the duration of her pregnancy, have the baby, immediately give it up for adoption, and never mention or think about this event again.

Easier said then done.
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Whistlers Mom
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes the Happy Days weren't so happy.

The 1950's is touted as a time of joyful, uncomplicated innocence, but for a pregnant teenager - abandoned by her boyfriend - there was little joy and many complications. When Patti learned that she was "in a family way" she had no one to turn to but a mother who valued her hard-won social status above all else. After considering abortion, Mom decreed that her daughter go to another city, surrender her baby for adoption, and resume her childhood - preten
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