Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 I was raised in Berkeley, California, by a pair of pot-smoking hippies. My parents rebellion was buying Coca-Cola by the case and going to Disney on Ice. They wanted to have an emphatically equal partnership.#2 I had a father who was stereotypically masculine, but he was also very sensitive and liberal. He always treated me like a princess, but he also made sure that I was a roller-skating, creek-jumping princess who kissed banana slugs.#3 My mother was what many men called a strong woman. She was not a tyrant with her son, but she also did not care much about feminine appearance or presentation. She did not work out or diet, and she thought it was silly for women to punish themselves for aesthetics.#4 My father was always trying to teach me lessons about the world beyond my own childhood. He would criticize the Victoria's Secret catalogs and emaciated Calvin Klein models, hoping that the boys at school would see past my not-so-secret pimples and tomboy style.