|Rehoboth Beach, Delaware has been called “The Nation’s Summer Capital” ever since the families of U.S. Senators and Congressmen discovered its beauty and charm, spending summers in Rehoboth to escape the oppressive heat and humidity of Washington, DC. Later, Rehoboth became another kind of refuge, when the gay and lesbian communities of the Mid-Atlantic found a beach resort to call their own.
In 1995, writer Fay Jacobs and her partner Bonnie literally cruised into town and discovered the unique charm of this seaside community. Almost immediately, Fay began chronicling her life as a Rehoboth weekender in a column that appeared in the magazine Letters from CAMP Rehoboth. In the years that followed, Fay’s Rehoboth fans have followed her smart, witty columns as Fay & Bonnie made the transition from visitors to regulars to locals themselves. Fay’s unique voice and her willingness to bare it all in print turned her fans into a sort of extended family. Now, for the first time, the collected essays of Fay Jacobs are being published in book form. Together, they tell a story that is sometimes provocative, sometimes political, occasionally heartwarming, and always hilarious.
"Based on author Fay Jacobs’ hilarious dispatches from her lesbian life, all of which appeared in Rehoboth’s local newspaper, this treasure of a lesbian memoir is funny, touching—and real. This is a true laugh riot, as Fay wittily takes on sexuality, politics, relationships, and day-to-day dilemmas." - InsightOUT Book Club