Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: Confessions of a Forty-Something (October 2020)

By Alexandra Potter

October 1, 2020

Nell Steven’s life is a mess.

When her business goes bust and her fiancé with it, her happy-ever-after life in California falls apart.  Broke, single and forty-something she moves back to England to start over, but a lot has changed since she’s been gone.  All her single friends are now married with children, sky-high rents force her to rent a room in a stranger’s house, and in a world of perfect Instagram lives, she feels like a f***up.  Even worse, a forty-something f***up.

But when she lands a job writing obituaries, Nell meets the fabulous Cricket, an eighty-something widow with challenges of her own, and they strike up an unlikely friendship.  Together they begin to help each other heal their aching hearts, cope with the loss of the lives they had planned, and push each other into new adventures and unexpected joys.

Because Nell is determined.  Next year, things are going to be very different.  It’s time to turn her life around.

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