Hippie Woman Wild: A Memoir of Life & Love on an Oregon Commune Audiobook, by Carol Schlanger Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Carol Schlanger Narrator: Carol Schlanger Publisher: Skyboat Media Audio Length: Release Date: April 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781094163840

Publisher Description

A not-so-nice Jewish girl, expelled from Yale Drama during the Vietnam protests, abandons her acting dream to follow the man she loves to an off-the-grid commune in Oregon.

At twenty-three, Carol Schlanger was an insecure upper-middle-class radical. Her parents spoiled her and she expected the universe to follow. It didn’t. After being expelled from Yale, losing a coveted Broadway lead, and seeing a suicide splatter at her feet, she left NYC for the Great Northwest, to live in nature with a man “who made everything beautiful with his hands.” At that time she chose love and nature over art and career … until she didn’t.

Carol Schlanger put “hidden” cash down on an abandoned homestead—160 acres. The commune followed—all thirteen jammed tight into a broken-down cabin with no phone, no electricity, and no running water. They were dependent on each other for every human need and survival. But then freeloading and free love threatened the hard-won utopia. After struggling through infidelity, rape, and childbirth, all except the father of her child left when Carol refused to share land ownership. When, as a lone wilderness “wife,” she accidentally set their house on fire, she realized she couldn’t survive in isolation.

Strapping her toddler into a battered old Chevy, she headed to Los Angeles to reclaim her life as a mother, her power as an artist, and her responsibility as an adult. This time her Texan followed her. This is both their love story and a love story for an explosive, mind-altering era.

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Quotes

  • “Carol can’t say a sentence—can’t write a sentence without making you laugh.”

    - Henry Winkler, author, producer, director, and Emmy award–winning actor
  • “Schlanger’s wild ride of a memoir gallops hilariously through the early seventies commune experience that all of us old hippies meant to have. She has the perfect voice of her generation: honest, rebellious, sensual, politically astute.”

    - Barbara Bottner, author of I Am Here Now
  • “I wish I could write as elegantly as Carol Schlanger. I wish I was as brilliantly funny as Carol Schlanger. I wish I had joined her commune in the 70s and lived her outrageous, back-to-the-land life. But since I wasn’t and didn’t, reading her riveting, gut-busting and brave work is the next best thing. Strip down, light-up and catch her as fast as you can!”

    - Arlene Sarner, award-winning screenwriter of Peggy Sue Got Married
  • “A miracle! Both a poignant confessional and darkly comic Roman à clef, about a life led on such different planes that it is astounding there was ever any intersection. The story of how a young, deeply urban woman learns to live off the grid in the Pacific Northwest, gutting fish, chopping wood, and making love like an accidental, Jewish she-wolf is sensational. I couldn’t put it down.”

    - Carl Gottlieb, award-winning screenwriter of Jaws

Awards

  • Winner of an Independent Publisher Book Award for Autobiography/Memoir

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About the Author

Carol Schlanger, with her mix of wit and pathos, is a quintessential writer and actress. Returning from the Oregon wilderness to professional life in Los Angeles, she was part of KCET’s Emmy-nominated Airwoman and won character roles in major motion pictures and on network television. While raising a family, she became a comedy writer for Imagine Entertainment and scribed two sitcom pilots for CBS. Her one-woman play, Mouth to Mouth, won LA Dramalogue Awards for performance and writing. An essayist for internet and hard copy journals, she has been described as a Baby Boomer’s answer to Lena Dunham.