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Disaster Preparedness: memoir of a 1970s childhood

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Heather Havrilesky's memoir is Disaster Preparedness. Riverhead (thumbnail image: floodllama/Flickr cc by)

Growing up in the 1970s and 80s, there weren't a lot of Brady Bunch moments for Heather Havrilesky. It was more like Kramer vs. Kramer in her house. Heather's grown up to become a writer, cultural critic, and a parent herself here in Los Angeles. She's written a memoir called Disaster Preparedness. She begins by describing the general feeling of doom and disaster in the 1970s.

Were you growing up or raising a child in the 70s? Were you prepping for disaster?

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