The death of Adam's wife inspires a new kind of life...The cruel death in her 40s of his beloved wife Helen tears up the script of Adam Golightly's middle-class, middle-aged being. Now miserably single, outnumbered by his kids and haunted by life's screaming fragility, he recounts his fight back against the crappy hand of fate. This irreverent and frank memoir follows Adam's snakes-and-ladders journey through his grief in the year following his wife's death, as he struggles with small town tongue wagging, the trauma of teenage bra shopping and online dating anarchy.Adam's is the biggest mid-life crisis anyone could face and as he starts to build a new, alternative life for himself and his children, he shows not just how to survive bereavement but how to be transformed by it.
Adam Golightly (pseudonym) is a recently widowed father of two. A former account planner in a big advertising firm, he now writes a weekly column in The Guardian about adjusting to life as a single father.