Ghodsee’s stories beautifully demonstrate how nostalgic sentiments do not mean a return to the past but are part of a coping mechanism during hard times. . . . I would highly recommend the book in various classrooms to introduce the intimate experiences of Cold War, communism, and post-communism, as well as to broaden the understanding of modern Europe, and the world which continues the legacies of the Cold War.”
Kristen Ghodsee earned her Ph.D. at Berkeley and is the John S. Osterweis Associate Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College. She is the author of numerous articles and books including The Red Riviera: Gender, Tourism and Postsocialism...