Ilene English presents her memoir "Hippie Chick"
Local author Ilene English will present her memoir, Hippie Chick: Coming of Age in the ‘60s at Readers’ Books on Thursday, February 6th. There will be a reception at 6:30 followed by the reading at 7:00. After suffering the loss of her mother, Ms. English’s sister sends her a ticket to San Francisco. As the 1960s progress, we witness the earliest days of sexual freedom and psychedelics along with her as she experiences the beginnings of her life-long journey of self-discovery. From the ridiculous to the sublime and everywhere in between, Hippie Chick doesn’t hold back from describing the complexities of growing up in a complex time. Ultimately, this is a story about the resilience of young women, the willingness to move forward through life without being paralyzed by fear and hopelessness, and the understanding that women deserve better.
Ilene English, MA, LMFT, is the Clinical Director of GroupWorks in Sonoma County. She was an early psychedelic pioneer, experimenting with LSD during a time when it was still legal, its effects not yet fully comprehended. During the early sixties, she along with an entire community of fellow trippers, innocently thought that they could change the world into one that valued love over materialism, particularly through the use of psychedelic drugs. Years later, Ms. English leads therapy groups at Groupworks as well as maintaining her private practice. She helps families experience more of the love, connection, and happiness that she believes is our birthright. For more information, visit www.hippiechickmemoir.com.