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Crazy Wife Farm: How I survived marriage, career & caregiving to rediscover myself at 65

By Billie Best 

Crazy Wife Farm is a memoir of a woman’s life from youth to elderhood as she evolves through marriage, career, and caregiving to a turning point in her sixties when she can choose to repeat her past or learn to love her single life. 

As a young woman Billie chases her dreams of finding a man, having a bountiful career, and living in a beautiful house, until she has it all. Then at the peak of her success she quits her job in the corporate world and reinvents herself as a farmer. But as she becomes obsessed with agriculture, her husband slides into a midlife crisis, then cancer. When the storm subsides she must begin again with a new dream. But what will it be? How does a woman start over in her sixties? How do we find purpose in longevity? What’s the social role of elder women? With her dog as her new life partner, she goes looking for answers to these questions. What she finds is a world of possibilities and wisdom to explore.

Crazy Wife Farm speaks with poignant humor to women seeking role models for how to live life for themselves, indulge their passions, and age with grace. Women over 40 won’t want to miss this important story.

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