Junkies, Hookers, Dykes… and Others I Have Known

Junkies, Hookers, Dykes... and Others I Have Known
“It was 1961. John Fitzgerald Kennedy had just been elected President. The Freedom Riders were working to integrate bus stations in the South. Vietnam was a long way from the horror it would become, and I ran off with my daughter’s eighteen-year-old babysitter.”

Actress, switchboard operator, model, encyclopedia salesgirl, wife, mother. Patricia Herd’s life in 1960s California was unusual, but she was a “good girl” with dreams of stardom. Married to a struggling actor and raising a newborn, Herd saw her own dreams of being an actress stifled. Deep within her was an attraction to the dangerous and the wild, an attraction that would break free and lead Patricia into the counterculture of the period – a world filled with Junkies, Hookers, and Dykes.
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