A. Put on a black veil and live a life of semi-solitude with twelve cats
B. Take up yoga and meditation to namaste the shit out of your anxiety attacks
C. Join a church and devote your life to volunteer work and prayer while using the phrase, "This is all a part of God's plan" incessantly
D. Put on a pair of black leather leggings and meet a boy at a bar who you will later discover has a wife and/or girlfriend
Michelle chose D and then she documented her adventures in this gritty, tender and surprisingly humorous memoir about the places loss can take us.
Follow her on forty-six of her most memorable and cringe-worth dates as she copes with the harsh reality of the modern social-media-infused dating scene and the inevitability of her insurmountable grief.
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I've been a widow for 2 1/2 years. This is the only book I've read cover to cover since losing my husband, and it was also the first time that I was able to see that the things I deal with daily, the feelings that I have as a woman who became a widow at 29 with two little boys to raise...those things are completely normal for my circumstances. This amazing crazy lady became the open book that I needed into the minds of others like me, and I can only hope to be able to write with that level of honesty some day soon! This book transformed so much of my journey as a widow, and has helped me embrace my life as it is now, and realize that it's ok to feel every bit of what I feel, every minute of every day.
Michelle Miller's Boys, Booze, and Bathroom Floors is a compilation of humorous horror stories about her dating experiences after being left a grieving widow. When I married I was so relieved that I wouldn't have to be out there in the crazy/dysfunctional dating world again. Unfortunately, because of a series of horrible circumstances, here we are alone again and grieving our soul mates. The way Michelle tells her stories with such honesty, while making fun of herself, makes her very easy to identify with. We can all put ourselves in her shoes, remember our own mistakes, and laugh along with her. After losing my husband less than a year ago, Michelle made me crack a smile and forced me to laugh. I got a little bit of my old self back and feel that I can do this.... going on alone, starting over. I can't wait to read her next forty-six tales and hope that she finds a keeper in one of those chapters. Thanks Michelle! CP
“Boys, Booze, and Bathroom Floors” is an authentically raw perspective on navigating the uncharted waters of the modern dating world through the eyes of a suicide widow. Michelle’s musings resonate with each of us as she unabashedly elaborates on the thoughts and actions of a grieving widow in the throes of re-entering the dating scene. This level of honesty is not only relevant but necessary for anyone attempting to understand the psyche of those entangled in grief’s uninvited, bitter grip. Fasten your seat belts and prepare yourselves. Turbulence should be expected and embraced.