ATLANTA, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Baby boomer and author Barbara Barth is not your traditional widow but a gal who is determined to become Super Widow with a little help from her friends, a vintage Corvette, the online dating services, advice from the spiritual world, a pack of dogs and a few margaritas.
A collection of candid essays on finding joy again after the loss of a mate proves no subject is taboo. From dealing with the funeral home (Can I show you our upgraded cremation package? I looked at Miss Death: Was I booking a vacation?) to dating again (He ran in the door, looked at me and said "I've left something in my car." He never returned). Sprinkle in a bevy of rescue dogs (Finally a good night's sleep with someone new in my bed) and those questions you hate to ask (Condoms anyone?). "The Unfaithful Widow" will steal a piece of your heart, tickle your ribs and make you feel good to be alive.
"This has got be one of the best books I have read. It is also one of the hardest books I have read ... because it was so good. Subtitled 'Fragmented Memoirs Of My First Year Alone' each chapter describes exactly that, a fragment of life. Like flipping through a photo album and getting pieces of a person's story. I laughed when she laughed. I cried when she cried. Barbara lays it all bare. Literally, because I even know how many bras she owns, and the style of panties she prefers ...." -- book review by Silver & Grace, Canada
"This book is not just for females. It's a book for anyone who might benefit from inspiration to keep going. It's also for everyone who likes dogs and soft-core dirty talk. Barbara Barth is a master (mistress?) storyteller, with an uncanny ability to recall or recreate dialog. She is able to pluck humor from sadness. She shows proper respect for the past without being a prisoner of the past. Barbara demonstrates impressive resilience, strength and the ability to keep looking ahead despite widowhood, bad dates, and the death of a dog. Her unwillingness to accept cliche roles dictated by age, custom or gender are important lessons for everyone. This book was a lot of fun ...." -- review by author Michael Marcus, "Stories I'd Tell My Children"
Barth has written a memoir that reads like she is talking directly to you. It is a good read for the beach with its snappy pace. This is her first book. Previously she owned and published a hobby newsletter, "RAGS."
She has partnered with Animal Action Rescue for a book signing silent auction charity event on June 26th in Atlanta at Heartfield Manor B & B in historic Inman Park.
Visit http://www.barbarabarth.net to see how a widow with dogs stays in trouble.
Trade paperback. 246 pages. ISBN-10 1432750755. Available online at Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble.
Review copies are available from the author. Call Barbara Barth, 1.404.326.7306.
SOURCE Barbara Barth