This Memoir Is By The Author Of Memoirs Of An Ex Prom Queen It Recounts How Shulman, Aged 50, Left An Urban Life To Move Alone To An Island Off The Maine Coast Living In Meditative Solitude, Without Electricity, Plumbing Or Telephone, And Mainly Eating The Wild Greens She Found Growing Around Her And The Shellfish She Caught Between The Tides, She Overcame Her Fears And Discovered A Capacity For Feeling, Thought And Sensual Delight Over The Course Of A Decade Of Island Summers She Became Aware Of The Nuclear And Ecological Disasters Penetrating Every Corner Of The World, Including Her Isolated Island By Living In A Consciously And Spiritually Disciplined Low Tech Way, She Found Herself Able Once To Take Her Place In The World Of Activism And Committment.
Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Alix attended public schools and planned to be a lawyer like her dad But in college at Case Western Reserve University she was smitten by philosophy and upon graduation moved to New York City to study philosophy at Columbia grad school After some years as an encyclopedia editor, she enrolled at New York University, where she took a degree in mathematics, and later, whi
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