I'm having a meltdown. Not the put-her-in-the-loony-bin kind, but the rock-in-the-corner-so-I-can-breathe kind. Maybe they're one and the same and I really do need to be put away, but I think I just need a little air. I'm bone tired. My eyes look like I haven't slept in weeks. I'm eating my feelings and developing a pudge that isn't gonna go anywhere if I keep binging on chocolate, nachos and wine. I'm 28 and everyone has left me. I have no friends. My boyfriend left. My mom died, so technically she left me too. I hate my job. I get this overwhelming, oh my God, is this what my life is gonna be? feeling and I want to die. Curl up and die. And since I don't feel my heartbeat fading or my breathing getting even slightly faint, I panic that I'm gonna have to live.
Maybe Maby is a heartbreaking, and at times, hilarious story about coping with loss, finding love in New York, and learning to recognize hope in the middle of it all.
Paperback book by Minnesota-based author Willow Aster.