CHAPTER I: THE BIRDS AND THE BEES: TALES FROM PUBERTY AND THE AGE OF INNOCENCEA CAN IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSHCarla, 47
I couldn't have been more than 10 when a new deodorant product, F.D.S., came on the market. Hoping to get women to try it, the manufacturer gave out samples in the store. My mother took one home and placed it in our medicine cabinet, right next to the aerosol can of Arrid. My older sister was 14; I noticed she
had begun using deodorant spray under her
arms, just like our mom did. Wanting desperately to be grown up like them, I
secretly started using it, too....