In her early twenties, Christie Watson was convinced she’d found her soulmate, in a glowing flash of light that turned out to be a tealight setting her quilt on fire.
Twenty years later, her bed is burning once again… as she wakes in a perimenopausal sweat, night after night. This is the story of her journey through midlife: of the joy of letting go and the pain of the morning after, of the unstoppable power of female friendship and the struggle to raise teenagers as a single parent.
It lays bare the exhilaration, agony, wonder and fears of being a middle-aged woman with a wild heart, a changing body and a new set of challenges. And as her world takes on a different shape, there’s something else she starts to feel: the hot flush of possibility.
‘Brilliant… Like having an honest conversation with a smart and funny friend’ CATHY RENTZENBRINK
‘A must-read for every woman, especially those battling through those turbulent midlife years. Christie Watson is fierce, funny and endearingly frank in her fantastic new memoir’ JACQUELINE WILSON
‘Unsettling and life-affirming, unflinchingly honest and incredibly moving’ JOHN SUTHERLAND