Not an Easy Child is the autobiography of a woman born into a Catholic family in the middle of World War II while her father was in Italy fighting under the Allied flags. This book tells the story of life in America with no Medicare, Medicaid, or food stamps. A life in America where morals and ethics were imbedded in peoples' hearts and minds. Individual rights were sacred to Americans. Careers for women were unheard of. Author Marie Wilson began to question why she was raised to obey outdated misogynistic Catholic dogma that no longer made sense in the western world. Not an Easy Child is the story of a woman who grew up during the right time: the time when women became powerful and women developed a voice.