Confessions of a Mediocre Widow: Or, How I Lost My Husband and My Sanity

Confessions of a Mediocre Widow: Or, How I Lost My Husband and My Sanity

by Catherine Tidd
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Confessions of a Mediocre Widow: Or, How I Lost My Husband and My Sanity by Catherine Tidd

I spent my 11th wedding anniversary planning my husband's funeral. If I could just figure out how to make that rhyme, it would be the beginning of a great country song.

Involuntarily single. That's the true story of where Catherine Tidd finds herself just three weeks after turning thirty-one. Widowed with three children under six years old, a rusty resume, no fix-it skills, and no clue how to live life as a widow, Catherine can't help but be a little exasperated with her dead husband for leaving her to deal with life on her own.

Catherine's now in charge of her life in a way she never wanted to be, in a way that would have most of us reeling and numb. But she soon realizes that when you call the shots, you can make pedicures one of the stages of grief—and that moving forward might be more fun in a new sports car. Her honest Confessions of a Mediocre Widow is a glimpse into the heartbreaking and sometimes humorous world of a young woman who learns that it is possible to find joy in an unexpected life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402285226
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 235,023
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Catherine Tidd is a widow, mother, and the founder of She is a contributing author to several anthologies focusing on grief and renewal and a writer for The Denver Post's Mile High Mamas. Originally from Louisiana, Catherine currently lives in Colorado.

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Confessions of a Mediocre Widow: Or, How I Lost My Husband and My Sanity 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
pensacolamark More than 1 year ago
A woman with three small children talks about her experiences after her husband dies suddenly. You'll gasp at some of the horrible and thoughtless people say. She explains what would be better approaches and reminds us to stay in touch with people who lose their spouses. Even with great family support and a good financial settlement she had a lot of obstacles, so there are some good lessons to be learned here. And she has a wry style of humor that is present in much of the book.
Salgal More than 1 year ago
Being a new widow myself, this book rings true. It is funny and it is sad. It is a great read. Such a delightful sense of humor on a sad subject but you will see yourself in all she writes. Buy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author has a way with words. Having lost my husband recently I am all too familiar with the emotions that accompany this unexpected life change. Her perspective was written with honesty and quite a bit of humor. It was extremely helpful to read about her experiences and know that I am Not crazy. Will recommend this book to others in my support group.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago