NOW They Make it Legal

Reflections of an Aging Baby Boomer

Non-Fiction - Memoir
136 Pages
Reviewed on 06/18/2021
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Reviewed by Daniel D Staats for Readers' Favorite

Howard Harrison has written a thoroughly enjoyable memoir about Baby Boomers called NOW They Make It Legal: Reflections of an Aging Baby Boomer. Howard presents his life’s story as one view of what life was like growing up as a Baby Boomer. I, personally, am a very conservative Republican Baby Boomer but I enjoyed Howard’s point of view as a liberal Democrat Baby Boomer. He grew up in the North, while I grew up in Georgia. It amazes me how similar our paths are. He brought back many memories of the early years for those of us born in the mid-1950s (he is just a year younger than I). Toys and games were mentioned that I had not thought of in years. This is the book that will make Baby Boomers think back on memories while it will help younger generations better understand the mindset of Baby Boomers.

In NOW They Make It Legal by Howard Harrison, the reader gains an understanding of what it means to have grown up in the 50s, 60s, and early 70s. Howard talks about the good times as well as the tough times of our generation. He played with the same type of toys as I did. He witnessed the same historical events that I did. He tells his story from a liberal perspective, while I lived mine from a conservative perspective. Toward the end of the book, he calls for all people to just get along. Reading his view of life shows he is not particularly different from me, as a conservative. I genuinely think understanding this book is a great segue into developing unity between the two main streams of society in America. Howard presents life in its fullness and has given the world a remarkably interesting and thought-provoking read.