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Yours for Reforms of All Kinds

by Kit Bakke

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ISBN: 978-1-56792-311-7
Pages: 272
Size: 2
Published: Septmeber 2006
ISBN: 978-1-56792-345-2
Pages: 272
Size: 2
Published: August 2007
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Shouldn't life be more than simply showing up? Is it enough to be part of a family, make another family, earn your living, and then exit stage left? Or should you engage and be engaged in a bit of purposeful shaking and shoving along the way? These are questions that Kit Bakke urgently needs answered. Tired of self-proclaimed gurus and self-help books, she turns to her childhood role model — Louisa May Alcott — for direction. She sends an e-mail to Louisa, and is amazed when she receives a reply. Their correspondence becomes a dance of ideas and tales bridging the mid-1800s and the twenty-first century. But why Louisa? "Her abolitionist zeal, her women's rights advocacy, her hospital work, her crazy commune days, her heartfelt desire to leave the world a better place, her humor and her energy all materialized in front of me," writes Bakke. "Louisa was serious when she signed her letters, 'Yours for reforms of all kinds.' She made her life, she didn't just live it." When Kit Bakke came of age in the late 1960s, America was going through major social and political turmoil. She and many of her generation elected to pursue radical ways to protest the Vietnam War and civil rights injustices at home. But the persistent questions about the best way to live her life, make her contribution, and find satisfaction remained. By initiating her extraordinary correspondence with Louisa May Alcott, Kit hopes to "pick up some clues for my friends and myself about how better to live the thirty or so years that might be remaining to us. And besides, we would be giving Louisa a treat that couldn't be beat—a peek into the future."
An excellent book . . . the effect is like a wonderful movie shot with a hand-held camera. Washington Post Book World
Kit Bakke
Kit Bakke lives in Seattle, where it doesn't rain nearly as much as people think. She is a wife and mother of two daughters. Her resume includes stints as a nurse, copy editor, technology and business consultant, street fighter, and revolutionary. Miss Alcott's E-mail is her first book. She is currently trying to make contact with Dorothy Wordsworth.