The Madame Next Door

Facebook is wonderful if, like me, you were raised in an eccentric town during a remarkable era. Simply looking at photos of old classmates can send you back in time. Manhattan Beach in the 70’s was a bastion of suspended childhood. Shoes and shaving were completely optional. If you were lucky enough to get your turn in the front seat you were just as likely to lose it to a hitch hiker. Which never made sense to me. It seemed to me that they were lucky to get the ride …