Suddenly Single at Sixty

ebook 'Fresh and funny—best-friend material.' Hannie Rayson

By Jo Peck

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An uplifting, witty and hilarious memoir about the road from the shock and despair of a sudden marriage break-up to a fabulous new life.

Dumped by her husband of twenty-five years, Jo Peck—smart, successful and sixty—is totally floored.

There's the complete bombshell of the news, the cliché of a younger woman—a much younger woman—there's the disappointment of cancelled retirement travel plans, and there's the foundation-rocking loss of her sense of identity—if she's no longer Rex's wife, who the hell is she?

She's lost and angry and hurt and confused.

But not for long!

There's the comfort and support of excellent friends and newly forged connections with extended family, there's therapy. And there's internet dating.

This inspiring, witty and at times hilarious memoir tells the story of the road from shock and despair to an unexpected new life, of friendship, romance and racy sex—proof that being suddenly single at sixty is not the end, it's an opportunity for a fabulous new beginning.

Jo Peck grew up in Healesville, Victoria. She worked in advertising for thirty-five years, co-running her own ad agency, Working Girls Advertising, for twenty of those years. She lives in Melbourne with her new partner.

'Sharp, sad and ultimately triumphant memoir...A familiar sort of story, but Peck writes with great candour and wit and there are some surprise developments along the way that make this journey well worth taking.' Age

'In the world rife with ageism, Jo Peck's defiant memoir shows that turning sixty has nothing to do with turning your back on sex, love, or any other passions. The vitality, wit and sheer exuberance of this emotionally honest and compelling book is infectious; it's a nourishing work.' Lee Kofman

'Fresh and funny—best-friend material.' Hannie Rayson

Suddenly Single at Sixty