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Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid
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SOLVED: Non-Fiction > SOLVED. Memoir: a boy’s abusive childhood in the Pacific Northwest. [s]

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Carole This is a memoir written by a lawyer from Berkeley, CA about his abusive childhood. His mom is a single mom who meets a Native American man. They have an Egyptian wedding and maybe live in a commune for a while, if I remember correctly. The guy turns out to be a violent alcoholic who makes them buy land in Washington or Oregon and makes them farm. They struggle to make a living. They end up living in a tree where the boy struggles to do his homework.

I first heard an interview of the author on a podcast, which led me to read his book in 2016/17.

Carole The story was set in the 70s or 80s.

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Wynn (wynnga) | 17 comments Sounds like Free Spirit by California attorney Joshua Safran. It takes place in the 1980’s although the violent alcoholic stepfather is from Central American. They do have a wedding in the woods and are in Washington state.


Carole THATS it!!!!!! Thank you!

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Rainbowheart | 21140 comments Free Spirit for the trackable link.

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