It’s Not About Love-Joni’s Journal

1972. The sexual revolution in full swing in the aftermath of the Summer of Love along with evolving women’s rights. The Supreme Court overturns the ban of abortions in all states with their decision in Roe v. Wade. The end of the Viet Nam War. Tempe, Arizona. A suburb of Phoenix, yet still rural enough that cars often had to stop as herds of sheep ambled across the road. The home of Arizona State University where in 1972 an overwhelming majority of the students were male. A town with a lot of jobs and a lot of bars, a robust music scene, and a mix of intellectuals, artists, cowboys and outlaws. Mix in Gina and Joni. Two “forever friends” who stepped into the beauty and the rawness of 1972 Tempe, forging their own path into new adventures.

“This romp through the late sixties and early seventies, in the middle of the Free Love movement, focused on the adventures (and sometimes misadventures) of a couple of post-college women in a town filled with young men ready to be “ventured.” It was a fun and easygoing read, and I was always anxious to see what Joni and Gina were going to do next.”
Lynette M. Smith
  • Available: 2nd October 2015
  • Authors: Barbara Light Lacy and l.k. siga
  • Published by: Rising Times Books