Easy Hearts is American Public Television artist Gary Spetz’s boyhood memoir of living a nomadic life with an impetuous mother, a discontent casino-security-guard step-father, an anxious French poodle, and two complaisant siblings—during the early 1960s. The artist/author paints his moving landscape with words. He adeptly colors these words with both humor and tenderness.
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Mixed into this tale is the author’s deference of history. He effectively interweaves his backdrop of an impending nuclear war, an exciting new space race, an escalating conflict in Vietnam, a rising civil rights movement, the invasion of Beatlemania, and the shocking assassination of a President.
Easy Hearts is a story of innocence, edification, intrigue, adventure, and endurance. As its boy-protagonist explains, it was “a time of flying bears, where everyone, it seemed, danced into the mystic.”