Writer Billie Best was born in 1954 & she’s still kicking!
Billie Best writes the blog Beyond 60 — Loving Life, Staying Relevant at billiebest.com. She was born in 1954 in Illinois and spent most of her childhood in rural farm country. She became a city girl in 1972 when she moved to Chicago, then on to New York City and Boston where her career traversed waitressing, the music business, retail and marketing communications. In 1999 she moved back to the country and lived on a farm in Massachusetts until she took off for the city again and in 2017 landed in Portland, Oregon, where she began to write as if her life depended on it. Her first book, How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man) is an uplifting memoir about her midlife crisis published in 2020 by Widowspeak Publishing.