How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life: (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man)
An uplifting memoir on conquering the modern midlife crisis.
Billie Best tells the story of her passage from her 40s to her 60s when everything in her life changed. Three months before her husband's death he invites his mistress to spend the weekend with him and his wife. It doesn't go well, and the emotional scars are permanent, triggering a cascade of rage, neurosis and obsessive-compulsive cleaning. It takes years for her to unravel the secrets buried in their marriage. Then she discovers some forgotten secrets of her own. To recover her sanity, she has to admit that her tidy memories are not the truth. The truth is messy.
Poignant humor on the power of women in midlife, marriage, cheating, grief, death, downsizing, starting over and learning to age well.
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"Billie bares her soul fearlessly with humor and brutal honesty. She had me crying and laughing out loud." -- Karla DeVito, singer/actress
"I didn't know I was hungry for a book like this until I tore into it. Then I was off on a trip that was both familiar and wildly unexpected." -- Beth Harrington, filmmaker