[Morrisville, N.C.] : Lulu Press, Inc., 2018.
"Best Friends tells the story of two aspiring young women whose correspondence span a period of twenty-seven years, during the sixties, when they are involved in the Downtown art, theater, music and political scene of the time, encountering and befriending people like; Bob Dylan, Dustin Hoffman, Shel Silverstein, Phil Ochs, Sam Shepard, Anna Halperin, Timothy Leary, Andre Gregory, Spaulding Gray, Eli Seigel, Andy Warhol, and ends during the eighties when their lives have spun off into widely divergent paths, one of them tragically. It is the story of a brilliant woman with remarkable vitality whose life was often interrupted by bouts of acute schizophrenia. While the story is personal, the letters also catalog the wider world events. As Beth becomes a successful travel writer, her letters are sent from Ireland during the Troubles, from Israel in the wake of the six-day war, and from Berlin just after the building of the Wall. You hear the authentic voices of two women growing up, and then growing older, at the heart of the 20th century--reflecting on their lives and wondering about their future against the fast-changing background of social and political turmoil, as men land on the surface of the moon. The letters are real (rediscovered in the back of a file drawer) and offer insight, not just about the lives of these particular women but perhaps all women who came of age at that time and place, seen through the lens of a remarkable friendship." --,Amazon.com