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Personal Stories 1910 – 2010

   Over fifty girls tell the stories of a century.

A fascinating, intimate look at American life in every decade.

Available on Amazon, Kindle, and at bookstores.


From Reader’s Reviews:

This book is an important record of life … oral history at its best. — A. Wong

Reading the book made me feel like I was in a time machine and enjoying every moment. — N. Hooper

This book is fun and profound. It’s a history text book, a women’s studies text book, and a treasure for memoir writers. — E. Pierce

What’s next in the 100 YEARS IN THE LIFE series?

Teenage Girls! Coming of Age in America 1920 – 2020

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