Maxine De Felice, was born in 1938; her parents, Clara and Henry Fiering were in St. Louis at that time: young, dedicated activists, involved organizing the electrical industry, Century andEmerson Electric, CIO, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, (UE), and the Communist Party.
Th e author is a trained psychotherapist with more than fifty years of experience, providing her with the tools to understand the impact of trauma, neglect and deprivation on the personal lives of activists and their children.
Th e book attempts to convey both an appreciation for the accomplishments and devoted hard work of the activists and perhaps some lessons that might be learned as a result. Ms. De Felice is one of approximately three million “Red Diaper Babies,” children born to left wing or Communist Party members during the first half of the 20th century. She is one of forty contributors included in the anthology: Red Diapers: Growing Up In the Communist Left. She also has an essay printed in the magazine, Spectacle, Vol.4, No. 1, “Th e Ferrer Colony.”
Maxine De Felice lives in Northern California with her husband. Her two children, two stepchildren, and four grandchildren live nearby.