Billie Best’s Memoir on Women over 40, Marriage, Sex & Age coming Spring 2020 to Amazon Books

How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man) is an uplifting memoir about marriage, sex and age for women over 40 coping with failed monogamy, infidelity, care giving, death, being a widow, downsizing, lifestyle changes, and learning to find pleasure again. Author Billie Best speaks out on her struggles with mental health and her own experience with #MeToo. 

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.

The story of one woman’s passage from her 40s to her 60s, How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man) speaks with poignant humor to those seeking role models for coping with trauma, changing lifestyles, and aging.

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