11/05/2018 In Stock
In Stock 11/05/2018 SteinerBooks
5.5 X 8.5 in 248 pg
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
When Ed Entin decided to torch his draft card, everything about his life changed. He had his whole life mapped out. It was 1966 and Eddie had just been accepted into Yale Law School—his ticket out of the Army and Vietnam and into a life of secure prosperity.
It took only one day, one decision to change the course of his life. What follows is a sometimes harrowing, often hilarious, and always illuminating ten-year journey through the social, political, and spiritual turmoil of the era.
For anyone wondering how it was back then—or how to get through right now—Living on the Fringe provides a look at how one person waded into the turbulent waters of his time and came out whole, dry, and ready to face the future. And with a new name to match the person he had become.
C O N T E N T S:
Part I Duck and Cover Sixteen Tons Most Likely to Succeed A Little Lower than the Angels You Can’t Say That The Lady on the Bus The Great Football Riot Bananas Taste like Blood The Friendly Stranger Sitting in Limbo Always Carry a Purse Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown Almost Busted (Twice in One Night) Taxi Driver Pissing on the Pentagon
Part II I Ain’t Marching Anymore Won’t You Please Come to Chicago Red Haired Angel (Busted for Real) Winter is Over
Part III: California Welcome to Los Angeles, City of Tomorrow Call Me a Cab Run for Your Life The New Me Looking for a Sign Send the Dog Everyone Gets an A The Boys with the Balls How I Met Your Mother Meet the Parents September 11, Mario and the FBI Aldo and Johnny Getting off that LA Freeway Waiting for Everyman
Part IV: Finding the Path: Finding the Path The Pushers of Cancer The Kung Fu Kids The Shadow of the Godfather The Spear of Destiny I’m Gettin’ Married in the Morning
“Abraham Entin has written a really magnificent book...a delightful read from cover to cover. So buy it and read it—you won’t be disappointed.” —Ken Cloke, author, founder and director of Center for Dispute Resolution
“Abraham Entin has written an outrageous, hugely entertaining memoir...about what it’s like to go up against the man and come out smiling—and still fighting—on the other side.” —Saul Rubinek, actor, writer, producer, and director in theater, film, and television
Abraham Entin is a singer, songwriter, rand storyteller who dances at every opportunity. He is a long-time student of Rudolf Steiner's social ideas and is particularly interested in how spiritual perspectives influence and help bring about positive social change. Following the events described in this memoir, Abraham and his wife Rachael Flug went on to create Diaperaps, Ltd., a business that helps revitalize cloth diapering for the benefit of babies and the environment. He founded the Sonoma County affiliate of Move to Amend and has written extensively on corporate personhood, money, and debt. He is very proud to have received a certificate of appreciation from Occupy Santa Rosa for his “tireless support of the Occupy Movement and his work to end corporate greed and corruption.” Rachael and Abraham live an hour north of San Francisco in western Sonoma County. They have three wonderful adult children and two fabulous grandchildren, all of whom bring great joy to their lives. At seventy-three, Abraham is still out rousing the rabble.