Loose Change (book)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Loose Change (Doubleday: Garden City) is a non-fiction biography from 1977 by the American author Sara Davidson. The book follows the changing fortunes, lives, friendships, attitudes and characters of three women, beginning with their meeting as freshmen at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1960s. Sara (Davidson), Susie, and Tasha experience the radical changes that went through American culture in that era, observing or being involved in student protests, drug use, the Civil Rights Movement, the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, communes, free sex, and the popular music of the times. Over the course of the book, they become closer and then diverge in their viewpoints and propinquity.

Television miniseries[edit]

A three-part NBC television miniseries, also called Loose Change, was televised February 26 to 28, 1978.[1] Season Hubley and Cristina Raines starred.

When the miniseries was originally televised, NBC broadcast the third part accidentally on 27 February to its East Coast affiliates; after 17 minutes, announcer Howard Reig apologized on the network's behalf, and went on to the second part, in its entirety.[2][3]

The miniseries was re-edited and cut down to four hours (from the original six) and re-broadcast as Those Restless Years in July of the same year.


  1. ^ "Those Restless Years (1978)". Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Radio-Info: "One of the all-time great network screw-ups..." radiodiscussions.com. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  3. ^ (1 March 1978) Loose Work Causes Mixup in "Loose Change", Lewiston Daily Sun
  • Charles Baxter, "Xavier Speaking", in The Third Coast: Contemporary Michigan Fiction (James Tipton and Robert E. Wegner, eds.), 1981, pages 11–12.