How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life: (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man)


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Widowspeak Publishing
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.86 pounds

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About the Author

Billie Best is a wellness blogger at and author of two books, a memoir and a collection of essays and short stories. Her avid fans love her honest and funny advice on life beyond 60. She's a role model for fearless aging. After a long East Coast career in marketing and technology, and several years as a farmer, Billie resides in Oregon with her boyfriend and her dog.


A force of pure energy and determination, there is nothing Billie won't tackle: the perfect marriage, the mid-life career change from successful executive to idealistic farmer, and even, when her husband falls terminally ill, orchestrator of a flawless death-plan according to his wishes. But it takes her ten years of denial and suffering to confront and then triumphantly overcome the cracks in this ideal picture, the specter of infidelity beyond the grave, her obsessive need for tidiness and order, and her attachment to ephemeral things. - Hester Velmans, author of Isabel of the Whales and Slipper

Billie Best knows her way around rock bands, corporate America, small scale farming, and the most complicated business of all: matters of the heart. With her powerful writing, sentences that can lasso, seduce, inspire and bring tears to eyes, Ms. Best ventures where few dare with such naked honesty. - Maria Nation, screenwriter

Best's story about finding love both sensually and architecturally - along with disaster in both realms - is brave, boisterous, ballsy and just downright fun to read. The voice is accessible but intelligent, candid but heartfelt. Get copies for your favorite friends because if they borrow it, they'll never give it back! - Courtney Maum, author of Touch and I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You