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Jen Waite presents her new memoir, A BEAUTIFUL, TERRIBLE THING

Submitted by Emily on Sun, 06/11/2017 - 12:41pm

Tuesday, July 18, 7:00PM
Jen Waite presents her new memoir, A BEAUTIFUL, TERRIBLE THING

What do you do when you discover that the person you’ve built your life around never existed? When “it could never happen to me” does happen to you?  These are the questions facing Jen Waite when she begins to realize that her loving husband—the father of her infant daughter, her best friend, the love of her life—fits the textbook definition of a psychopath. In a raw, first-person account, Waite recounts each heartbreaking discovery, every life-destroying lie, and reveals what happens once the dust finally settles on her demolished marriage.  After a disturbing email sparks Waite’s suspicion that her husband is having an affair, she tries to uncover the truth and rebuild trust in her marriage. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment from the last five years that isn’t part of the long-con of lies and manipulation. With a dual-timeline narrative structure, we see Waite’s romance bud, bloom, and wither simultaneously, making the heartbreak and disbelief even more affecting.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735216464
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Plume Books - July 11th, 2017