Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship (Paperback)

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I didn't know that people come into our lives, and sometimes, if we're terribly lucky, we get the chance to love them, that sometimes they stay, that sometimes you can, truly, depend on them. Cathie Beck was in her late thirties and finally able to exhale after a lifetime of just trying to get by. A teenage mother harboring vivid memories of her own hardscrabble childhood, Cathie had spent years doing whatever it took to give her children the stability-or at least the illusion of it-that she'd never had. More than that, through sheer will and determination, she had educated them and herself too. With her kids in college, Cathie was at last ready to have some fun. The only problem was that she had no idea how to do it and no friends to do it with. So she put an ad in the paper for a made-up women's group: WOW . . . Women on the Way. Eight women showed up that first night, and out of that group a friendship formed, one of those meteoric, passionate, stand-by-you friendships that come around once in a lifetime and change you forever . . . if you're lucky.

About the Author

Cathie Beck is the author of the award-winning memoir, Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship, a wickedly funny and smart memoir about female friendship. Iris Dart, author of Beaches, describes Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship as "an achingly poignant memoir that reminds every woman to call her best friend right away." In 2009, Cathie self-published her memoir, holding an online "Cheap Cabernet for Every Vixen" online book launch party, and sold so many copies on, it hit No. 1 Amazon Movers & Shakers. Twenty-two publishers and 16 literary agents jockeyed to represent the book, and a top literary agent held a three-house auction - in July 2010, Hyperion Books published Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship. Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship has been a Denver Post Best Sellers book five times and is the only memoir named a "Great Group Read" by the National Women's Book Association. The book is also an Honoree, 2011 Books for a Better Life Award, named a Target Stores Emerging Author book, and Cathie is a Midwest Booksellers Association Featured Author. Cathie has written for the Boulder Daily Camera, the Los Angeles Times, The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Business Journal, Poets & Writers Magazine, and Writers Digest. She presently contributes to a number of major publications and is the recipient of the Louisiana Press Women's and Denver Press Woman's Writing Awards, the Scripps-Howard Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the University of Colorado's Dean's Award for Writing. Further information can be found at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780692556849
ISBN-10: 0692556842
Publisher: Cafe Du Monde Publishing
Publication Date: November 9th, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English