This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Friday, May 19, 2017
Guest: Author LaRUE AGRESTI
LaRUE AGRESTI's new book -- "Boomer Tales: Hula Hoops, Hippies, Hemp and Hijinks" -- is a colorful reflection on coming of age during one of the most culturally and politically exciting eras in American History.
It's the story -- her story -- of a Chicago girl growing up in what she describs "an eccentric Italian family" during the 1950s and 1960s, before hitting the road and adopting a bohemian lifestyle and winding up in the company of a McCaw bird while living a free-spirited hippie existence in a commune somewhere in the sunny Florida Keys.
It's a story about facing the many challenges of young, single motherhood, being a long way from home, missing her little sister, and somehow finding balance in her life after facing many challenges.
This is a book many "boomers" will relate to as AGRESTI chats with radio host Tom Lounges about her life, her writing career and more.
The show also features a handful of memorable "Boomer" songs by artists like Dennis DeYoung, Billy Joel, Reunion and The Grateful Dead, sure to have those listeners from the Boomer era singing right along.