I am an islander at heart. I lived in Newport, RI, St. John, USVI, and Chappaquiddick (Martha's Vineyard) for 28 years. But now I live off-island. I have re-invented myself from an entrepreneur to a customer experience professional. I live in the belly of suburbia (Newton, MA) but still escape to an island in the middle of a river in Vermont whenever I can.
This book started out as a memento to my children, who might not remember everything about their fairy-tale-like existence on Martha's Vineyard. But it turned into a cautionary story for those thinking that nirvana, Xanadu, utopia, paradise, or whatever god you pray to is right around the corner. The grass is always greener...clichés can be true, too.