Billie Best

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Billie Best is a Baby Boomer born in 1954 and speaks to her cohort, most particularly women over 50, with her own hard-earned wisdom on life’s uncertainty, the renaissance of menopause, fearless aging and coping with ageism. As a professional she has reinvented herself numerous times from the music business to marketing and technology to small scale farming and becoming an author. Her blog “Beyond 60 — Loving Life, Staying Relevant” at billiebest.com has established her as an entertainer, a feminist and a voice for change. Her memoir from Widowspeak Publishing (2020) is titled "How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man)." Currently she resides in Oregon.

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Billie Best I hope to read as many books as I can written by women about women's lives, fiction and nonfiction. Stories of women/by women help me understand mysel…moreI hope to read as many books as I can written by women about women's lives, fiction and nonfiction. Stories of women/by women help me understand myself and my life, and appreciate the role of gender in our lives.(less)
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A new kind of chaos

Up until the moment I entered his house for the first time, I had done a lot of thinking about him as a person, but almost none about how I would find his home, the place he had lived alone for ten years, the defining possessions in his life, and how they would be arranged in his material world. I had not thought about liking his stuff, had not considered that inevitable disruption of my fantasies Read more of this blog post »
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"Five stars for an entertaining writing style and a well-told story. I'm not exactly the target audience for this book, although I am on the early edge of that mid-life crisis age range, I have basically nothing in common with the life experiences of " Read more of this review »
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"I haven't consumed a book this fast in years. So many unexpected topics that are dear to me. Auctioneering, dying with dignity, music... Billie's perspective is fresh yet familiar. Her writing leaves you wanting more."
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"Loved this book so much. Billie Best really knows how to tell a (her) story with honesty and humor that kept my attention, I couldn’t put it down. As someone that struggles to put two thoughts together, I admire her talent for sure. But what I admire" Read more of this review »
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Brit Bennett illuminates the complexity of ordinary people coping with exotic circumstances of race and gender in a tender story of women striving to find their way out of the troubles they were born into. Insightful and entertaining. Great narration ...more
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I received an advance copy of this book and I'm delighted to report that it was a blast. The story was unexpected and pulled me right into the strange funny world of mother/daughter vampires, the hormonal mash-up of teenage girls and menopausal mothe ...more
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