Billie Best’s Memoir

Book cover How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man) by Billie Best
“How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man)” by Billie Best

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.

Billie Best’s Collection of Essays & Short Stories

“I Could Be Wrong” by Billie Best

A mini vacation for your mind. From the author of “How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man)” Billie Best’s 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.

Published November 2020, this anthology is available only on Amazon in paperback and ebook. 50+ short reads, big laughs, wit and wisdom, each with a faux tarot card illustration by Brenda Rose.

Brenda Rose is an artist, designer, and occasional art director living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two sons. She designed the “I Could Be Wrong” book cover and produced 54 illustrations for the 54 blog posts in the book. She loves a good font, vintage ephemera, and has a penchant for clean and simple design with pops of color. Find her work at brendarose.com.

Illustration by Brenda Rose
Illustration by Brenda Rose
Illustration by Brenda Rose