A unique memoir of a love affair between father and child, Dancing With The Dark is set in the world of jazz clubs, dance halls, and one-nighters, where lives are lived on a razor?s edge. The father: legendary jazz giant Stan Kenton; the daughter: health and beauty guru Leslie Kenton. This story takes off where other incest experiences end. You?ll find no victims, no whining, and no need for forgiveness here.Instead it honours the creative genius, humour and joy of a man whose fear and obsession prevented him from fulfilling his musical ambitions and, ultimately, destroyed him. With its themes of guilt and tragedy, and wonderment and joy, this deeply personal memoir also explores the roles that light and dark play in all of our lives.
Award-winning writer, broadcaster, and filmmaker, Leslie Kenton has written more than thirty bestselling books on health, beauty and spirituality.She conceived the Origins product range for cosmetic giant Estee Lauder, has been consultant to the European Parliament for the Green Party and was the first chairperson of The Natural Medicine Society in Britain. Passionate about expanding consciousness, creativity and personal freedom, Leslie believes that real health comes from within and the only 'guru' is the individual human soul. She has homes in Primrose Hill, London and in South Island, New Zealand.