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Press Release: Rae Ellen Lee’s My Next Husband Will Be Normal

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Rae Ellen Lee, the owner of what once was the Canvas Factory in Mongoose Junction has followed up her first book, If the Shoe Fits, with her new memoir, My Next Husband Will Be Normal.

Below is the description from the back cover:

“Lee’s first memoir, I Only Cuss When I’m Sailing, (first published as If The Shoe Fits) chronicles her move with husband, Tom, from Montana to the West Coast to live on an old boat, fix it up, learn to sail, and set off for the Caribbean.   “ . . . charming, witty, beautifully observed, and above all, delightfully genuine. –Living Aboard Magazine

“In My Next Husband Will Be Normal, Lee and her husband ditch their sailboat and fly to the U.S. Virgin Islands with a down payment for a mom and pop business on St. John. The plan:  when they aren’t sewing canvas bags at their little shop, The Canvas Factory, they’ll be beach potatoes. But there are risks to living in paradise one cannot anticipate, especially on an island where residents bask in the mantra:  You can do anything you want, as long as the rest of us know about it. For soon after unpacking their flip-flops, the husband—a former Republican state legislator with a silver crew-cut and solid traditional values—realizes he is really a she. Convinced the world needs more humor, Lee rations the angst in favor of the picturesque and absurd. Adding heat to the story is a cast of colorful cats, customers, and Caribbean personalities. Toss in a few sex toys, some steel pan music, a pinch of voodoo—and stir.”

My Next Husband Will Be Normal – Link to

St. John Live Music Schedule for tonight, Saturday, January 28

Castaways – Dance Party – 11:00 – 777-3316
Driftwood Dave’s – Guitarist James Milne – 700 -1 0:00 – 777-4015
Winston Wells Ball Park – Cruz Bay – Morgan Heritage plus Niyorah, Melame Gange &Bambu Station – 6:00 – 422-0289
Morgan’s Mango – Luba – 6:00 – 9:30 – 693-8141
Ocean Grill – Rascio on Steel Pan – 6:00 – 9:30 – 693-3304
Rhumblines – Lauren – 7:00
Shipwreck Landing – Mike Miknut – 6:00 – 9:30

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