I know that divorce is probably not the most inviting topic for a romance blog; however, many romances center around characters who have experienced this kind of traumatic life change, so I thought that Amy Koko's There's Been a Change of Plans would be something of interest. She's an author with my current publisher, and when I read her memoir, I couldn't put it down. It made me laugh, and it made me think. It's both funny and poignant, and she doesn't hold back on the topics of divorce, mid-life, and, most importantly, finding new love after finding oneself.
Next week I'll hopefully be able to post an interview with Amy here. Until then, check out the description below of her real-life tale of a woman who discovered no matter how much she tried to control her future, Life had its own plans. Happy Reading!
Blogger Amy Koko bears her soul in her witty, bittersweet memoir, There's Been A Change of Plans: Divorce, Dating & Delinquents in Mid-life. Expecting a trip to Italy, Koko is blind-sided by her husband’s confession that he’s been putting his shoes under a much younger and prettier woman's bed. After twenty-seven years of marriage and four children, she faces the unimaginable: her life as she knows it is unraveling around her and her family’s future is anything but certain.
In the literary tradition of Nora Ephron's Heartburn and Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Koko’s memoir details her journey from hearing the news that her husband is in love with a blonde, thirty-something Swiss pastry chef to trying everything from thong underwear to a mini-facelift to save her marriage, only to see it die in the parking lot of gas station.
With incredible honesty and humor, Koko takes the reader on a wild ride through the tough, emotional times of starting over through divorce, mid-life, finding a job, and Internet dating, all the while trying to keep her four teenagers out of jail.
There’s been a change of plans, and that’s just the beginning.