Balanced on the Edge of the Crowd—a personal memoir that captures every aspect of the 1970s through the eyes of an insecure and reckless girl, who at eighteen flees a psychologically abusive childhood home.
— Her story begins with a hitchhiked journey from New York City to Los Angeles, with a young boy she barely knows. What follows is a path of self-discovery and spiritual growth.
Elaine moves from Los Angeles to California’s Central Valley where she meets her second husband, Blake Webster, who whisks her off on a six-month honeymoon through most of the Western United States and Canada. They do a stint in Spokane Washington and ultimately take a job in Mays Landing New Jersey—becoming the last couple to manage Sunshine Nudist Park—before it is permanently closed by Hamilton Township authorities.
Social nudity is a significant part of the book. Yet, the more raucous scenes deal with the sex, music and counter-cultures for which the decade is famous. The comedic scenes, along with their unique characters are interspersed with moments of insight and triumph over depression.
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Elaine Webster writes fiction, non-fiction, memoir, essays and poetry. Balanced on the Edge of the Crowd employs the same memoir-style writing as the author’s non-fiction works: Jesse’s Tale: Overcoming Fear Aggression and Separation Anxiety in an Adopted Greyhound and Heartfelt: Caregiver’s Guide to Cardiomyopathy and Mitral Valve Surgery. Both titles were self-published in 2010 and 2011 and continue to be at the top of their categories in Amazon.com.
For more information, please visit http://elainewebster.com/balanced-on-the-edge-of-the-crowd/
Name: Elaine Webster
Organization: Media Design Services, Inc.
Address: 977 Dorothea Ct. Windsor, CA 95492
Release ID: 31482