Balanced on the Edge of the Crowd: Personal memoir that captures all aspects of the 1970s

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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The Author:
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

Contact Info:
Name: Elaine Webster
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Organization: Media Design Services, Inc.
Address: 977 Dorothea Ct. Windsor, CA 95492
Phone: 707-836-8389

Release ID: 31482