New Book Invites Readers to ‘Come Get These Memories of the Sixties’

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Nancy McCarthy’s memoir recounts important moments of personal, societal history

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“My gift to you is the remembering. Life is 99 % memory and 1% now,” Nancy McCarthy tells her readers as she invites them to “Come Get These Memories of the Sixties” (published by Xlibris). Her memoir is all about those who grew up as she did as a teenager in that titular time. It is also specifically about Northwest Detroit, the Isaac Newton Grade School and the Cooley High School kids while encompassing a lot of the surrounding area of Detroit.

“We were white kids in a middle- to upper-middle-class neighborhood that knew the same teachers and hangouts. We experienced the same times of news—war, racial unrest, space exploration and the confusion we faced through it all.” McCarthy remembers as she reminisces about easing their uneasiness through music - the Motown Sound, the rock and roll and the folk music, which were all about them and the world they lived in, providing a soundtrack for their lives.

“Come and take a stroll with me through the sixties. Remember the cars, the TV programs, and the people you hung out with. I hope that when you are reading this, you see something of yourself in it,” she adds. Her story is a progression through the years and how one girl grew up while experiencing the ups and downs of life and forever searching for the elusive love of her life—the man of her dreams. McCarthy believes that her book would appeal to anyone that lived anywhere during those years and was a teenager. The music was American and so were the cars, and as she says, “we shared those and everything else that came to pass during that time. Maybe, today’s youth that are interested in history, music, and inspiration will find something of interest here also. As unique as we think we are, we all have a lot in common. We are human, subject to growing and learning every day.”

“Come Get These Memories of the Sixties”
By Nancy McCarthy
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 164 pages | ISBN 9781503593367
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 164 pages | ISBN 9781503593374
E-Book | 164 pages | ISBN 9781503593381
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Nancy McCarthy was raised in Northwest Detroit. She has always worked and owned her own home. Her first marriage at 21 ended 18 months later. She worked at a Picture Frame company for 20 plus years and then at 37 she remarried and had her daughter at 38. After her second divorce, she went back to work at a construction company. She began writing when she retired at 65.

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