BOOKS BY LINDY HUGHES
“Wow. What a wild ride! It Never Stays in Vegas is a whipsmart, rip-snorting funny journey that is twisted, hilarious, and serious. Lindy Hughes unfailingly manages to weave the heavy with the light. Outrageous and important.”
~ Carol Leonard, author of Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart: A Midwife’s Saga and The Circle of Life: Thirteen Archetypes for Every Woman
Honorable Mention 2010 San Francisco Book Festival
Finalist 2010 International Book Awards ~ Best New Fiction
Finalist 2010 International Book Awards ~ Women's Lit.
North Shore News, January 20, 2010
Booklaunch of It Never Stays in Vegas
THE COMMON WIFE
#1 Amazon Bestseller & New Release in
Adventure Travel, Popular Dance & Jungian Psychology
When Lindy’s husband discovers that she has been living a secret life as a burlesque dancer, the glitter hits the fan. Perimenopause (whatever that is) does not help matters, and Lindy finds herself in increasingly compromising situations: there is Thor, the stuntman, Satya with the camper-van, beautiful Adam, and the Crazy. In the midst of a hot flush, Lindy remembers her destiny (bestowed on her by Father Ignatius when she was fifteen) to save the world. So, on her fifty-first birthday, she tells her husband that she can no longer be married. She needs to find her Big Life, the one that doesn’t include a picket-fence house in the suburbs with a minivan in the driveway. She heads to Northern Spain with her purple backpack, Petunia, to stomp the sacred soil of the Camino de Santiago in search of God (if he exists), forgiveness (if that is possible), and herself (whomever the hell that is). With no guidebook and no sense of direction, Lindy gets lost. And in that lostness, she is forced to stare the serpent in the eye, have it out with Jesus, and face her naked truth.
This audaciously honest, irreverently funny memoir of one woman's pilgrimage to the Ends of the Earth, is for anyone who has felt the ‘missingness’ of an unlived life and wondered what to do about it. Think Bridget Jones’s Diary, combined with Eat, Pray, Love and Wild. Then add a bunch of pilgrims, a toolbox filled with glitter, Satan on a mountaintop and pole-dancing Jesus. Strap on some stilettos and hold tight...