A Conversation About Happiness

The Story of a Lost Childhood

Mikey Cuddihy
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Orphaned at the age of nine, Mikey Cuddihy left the US to board at the experimental Summerhill School. Like Hideous Kinky, this memoir describes coming of age in the strange and dangerous world of the unravelling social experiment of the late 1960s.

When Mikey Cuddihy was orphaned at the age of nine, her life exploded. She and her siblings were sent from New York to board at experimental Summerhill School, in Suffolk, and abandoned there. The setting was idyllic, lessons were optional, pupils made the rules. Joan Baez visited and taught Mikey guitar. The late sixties were in full swing, but with total freedom came danger.

Mikey navigated this strange world of permissiveness and neglect, forging an identity almost in defiance of it. A Conversation About Happiness is a vivid and intense memoir of coming of age amidst the unravelling social experiment of sixties and seventies Britain.

Author bio:

Born in New York, Mikey Cuddihy was educated at Summerhill School in Suffolk. She later studied fine art at Edinburgh College of Art and Chelsea School of Art. An art lecturer at the University of Brighton, Mikey is an acclaimed artist and writer.

Category: History
ISBN: 9781782393160
Publisher: Atlantic
Imprint: Atlantic PBS
Pub Date: June 2015
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: History