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Suddenly Single at Sixty

Suddenly Single at Sixty: ‘Fresh and funny—best-friend material.’ Hannie Rayson

Jo Peck

Dumped by her husband of twenty-five years, Jo Peck—smart, successful and sixty—is totally floored.

There’s the complete bombshell of the news, the cliché of a younger woman—a much younger woman—there’s the disappointment of cancelled retirement travel plans, and there’s the foundation-rocking loss of her sense of identity—if she’s no longer Rex’s wife, who the hell is she?

She’s lost and angry and hurt and confused.

But not for long!

There’s the comfort and support of excellent friends and newly forged connections with extended family, there’s therapy. And there’s internet dating.

This inspiring, witty and at times hilarious memoir tells the story of the road from shock and despair to an unexpected new life, of friendship, romance and racy sex—proof that being suddenly single at sixty is not the end, it’s an opportunity for a fabulous new beginning.


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Jo Peck
About the Author

Jo Peck grew up in Healesville, Victoria. She worked in advertising for thirty-five years, co-running her own ad agency, Working Girls Advertising, for twenty of those years. She lives in Melbourne with her new partner.

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30 April 2024
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Praise for Jo Peck
andSuddenly Single at Sixty

‘A hilariously uplifting memoir about what happens when your marriage suddenly ends.’

‘In the world rife with ageism, Jo Peck’s defiant memoir shows that turning sixty has nothing to do with turning your back on sex, love, or any other passions. The vitality, wit and sheer exuberance of this emotionally honest and compelling book is infectious; it’s a nourishing work.’

‘Fresh and funny—best-friend material.’

‘There’s the bombshell of the news…The disappointment of cancelled retirement plans…And the foundation-rocking loss of [Jo Peck’s] sense of identity. And yet this is an uplifting, witty and hilarious memoir.’

‘You don’t need to be sixty or older to find support, humour and hope here…This is the sort of book you will not only enjoy, dumped or otherwise, but find yourself buying multiple copies for friends going through tough times.’

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  • Suddenly Single at Sixty
    ISBN: 9781923059061
    30 April 2024
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