Billie Best is the author of two books that came out in 2020. A memoir titled “How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man)“ and a collection of essays and short stories titled “I Could Be Wrong: 50+ Blog Posts, Short Reads, Big Laughs, Wit & Wisdom“. Published by Widowspeak Publishing and available in paperback and ebook.
A provocative, at times hilarious, account of a woman’s midlife crisis as she evolves from corporate executive to organic farmer, from adoring wife to angry widow, and from resentfully single older woman to adventurous road-tripper living life for herself. Raw truth in an emotionally charged page-turner from a smart, sassy woman, we ride along with her as she discovers her soul mate is a cheating husband with a secret mistress, and then faces the financial collapse of the farm she loves. An inspiring tale of a woman’s rite of passage from her 40s to her 60s when everything in her life changes and she discovers herself again wise and strong.
This collection of essays and short stories entertains with bursts of gut punching humor, wit and wisdom on topics ranging from menopause to downsizing and dating. Authentic and relatable, her bite-sized reflections on life beyond 60 will have you laughing out loud. Previously published as a weekly blog, each post in the book is refreshed with an illustration by Brenda Rose.