“You know that nightmare you’ve always had? The one where you wake up one day to find yourself fat, frumpy, fifty and alone? I’m living it.”
Maddy Nelson has an idyllic existence: a handsome husband, great kids, a comfortable, affluent lifestyle. One morning soon after she turns fifty, however, she wakes up in her San Francisco home to find her husband Steven announcing that he’s leaving her for a woman half her age. And a third of her size.
Feeling totally unmoored and grieving for her married life and husband, Maddy finds herself thrust into an unfamiliar and uncomfortable world of middle-aged singledom. There, she must come to terms with her situation and embark on her new life: divorce proceedings, single parenting, internet dating, and trying to earn a living. It’s enough to drive her over the brink. To help her cope, she shares her struggles in a smart, wry blog named The Blasphemy Box, after her ex-husband’s obnoxious habit of having her drop a quarter into a wooden box every time she said something off color. Her madcap middle-aged adventures find her devoted readers who identify with her challenges.
In time, Maddy recreates herself and finds happiness in the arms of a good man, and a fulfilling new career as a novelist.
About Author Mandy Behbehani
Mandy Behbehani grew up in England and now lives in California. She holds a journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a professional journalist whose work has appeared in a variety of publications from the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle to W magazine, Town & Country magazine and Travel & Leisure magazine.
Review – This book really touched home for me. When I was terribly young I got married. I wasn’t with him years like Maddy was with her husband but at the time my heart was ripped out and it hurt. Now I call it my faux marriage. I knew everything that Maddy felt, my heart was with her as she made her journey.
Maddy started blogging to help deal with her grief and to spark her writing career. As sad as it is to go through a divorce the author added a lot of humor. Watching Maddy try internet dating , deal with being a single parent, and juggling her job was funny. I bet you are wondering what is the Blasphemy Box? It’s where Maddy has a potty mouth and has to throw money in there every time she cusses.
You don’t have to be divorced to enjoy this book. Even if you know someone that is (and don’t we all?) This is the perfect book to curl up with by a fire or read on the beach.
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