Booktopia has been placed into Voluntary Administration. Orders have been temporarily suspended, whilst the process for the recapitalisation of Booktopia and/or sale of its business is completed, following which services may be re-established. All enquiries from creditors, including customers with outstanding gift cards and orders and placed prior to 3 July 2024, please visit https://www.mcgrathnicol.com/creditors/booktopia-group/
Add free shipping to your order with these great books
Beautiful, Terrible Thing : A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal - Jen Waite

Beautiful, Terrible Thing

A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal

By: Jen Waite

Hardcover | 13 July 2017 | Edition Number 1

Sorry, we are not able to source the book you are looking for right now.

We did a search for other books with a similar title, however there were no matches. You can try selecting from a similar category, click on the author's name, or use the search box above to find your book.

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?

A woman discovers her marriage is built on an illusion in this harrowing and ultimately inspiring memoir.

"Be forewarned- You won't sleep until you finish the last page."-Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World


One night. One email. Two realities...

Before- Jen Waite has met the partner of her dreams. A handsome, loving man who becomes part of her family, evolving into her husband, her best friend, and the father of her infant daughter.

After- A disturbing email sparks suspicion, leading to an investigation of who this man really is and what was really happening in their marriage.

In alternating Before and After chapters, Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment form the past five years that isn't part of the long con of lies and manipulation. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. With the pacing and twists of a psychological thriller, A Beautiful, Terrible Thinglooks at how a fairy tale can become a nightmare and what happens when "it could never happen to me" actually does.
Industry Reviews
Praise for A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

"Waite has a knack for showing the ways that cognitive dissonance can chart pathways in the mind that cause emotional confusion to obscure rational thought."--Meghan Daum, New York Times Book Review

"[Waite's] memoir is a great source of strength."--Hello Giggles

"A powerful memoir."--The New York Post

"Heartbreaking and riveting."--Bustle

"Like Big Little Lies, A Beautiful Terrible Thing is a startling reminder that fairy tales aren't real. A master class in suspenseful storytelling, Jen Waite recounts the lies, betrayals, and infidelity she endured with unrestrained honesty and deft candor. I couldn't turn away."--Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and Everything You Ever Wanted

"How do we really know the ones we love? Sometimes we don't, and in Jen Waite's harrowing, deeply intimate memoir, she gradually comes to discover that the husband she adores might actually be a sociopath. As raw and ragged as the edge of a blade, what makes this book so chilling is that it's truly possible to fall in love with evil, and it can happen to anyone. Be forewarned: you won't sleep until you finish the last page."--Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World and the New York Times bestsellers, Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow

"Gripping from start to finish. A compelling and cautionary tale about how the longing to be adored and live inside a fairy tale makes you vulnerable to those charming sociopaths in search of someone to exploit."--Joe Burgo, PhD, author of The Narcissist You Know

"A twisting, compulsively readable story of devastating betrayal and survival. I could not put this book down."--Leigh Stein, author of Land of Enchantment

"Jen Waite has illuminated the experience of betrayal with important and lyric light. Robert Mapplethorpe said, 'Nothing is finished until you see it.' I would add that nothing is finished until you tell it as well and as fairly as she has."--Suzanne Finnamore, bestselling author of Otherwise Engaged and Split

"A dramatic and powerful case study of dating and marrying someone who may have a hidden personality disorder. Without knowing the warning signs, you too can be caught by surprise."--Bill Eddy, LCSW, JD, coauthor of Splitting

"A woman discovers her husband is not whom she thought he was. [T]ension, disbelief, and grief permeate the pages...Those who have been in a manipulative partnership with a narcissistic or abusive person will find Waite's honest retelling relevant and potent."--Kirkus Reviews

"In this emotionally charged memoir, Waite describes how the man she married turned out to be not at all what he seemed. A well-written and at times gripping story of deceit."--Publishers Weekly

More in Biographies

Down With the System : A Memoir (Of Sorts) - Serj Tankian
You Never Know : A Memoir - Tom Selleck

RRP $35.99

$32.50

10%
OFF
A Secretive Century : Monte Punshon's Australia 1882-1989 - Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Entrances and Exits - Michael Richards

RRP $34.99

$31.75

Freedom, Only Freedom : The Prison Writings of Behrouz Boochani - Behrouz Boochani
Big Mouth : A Memoir - Matt Preston

RRP $34.99

$31.75

Faith, Hope and Carnage - Nick Cave

RRP $34.99

$31.75

Making It So : A Memoir - Patrick Stewart

RRP $55.00

$39.90

27%
OFF
Bennelong and Phillip : A History Unravelled - Kate Fullagar

RRP $55.00

$39.90

27%
OFF
Sons of Beaches - Bill McDonough

RRP $36.99

$33.25

10%
OFF
Storytellers : questions, answers and the craft of journalism - Leigh Sales
Being Henry : The Fonz . . . and Beyond - Henry Winkler

RRP $36.99

$31.50

15%
OFF
Killing for Country - David Marr

RRP $39.99

$35.35

12%
OFF
Behind the Seams : My Life in Rhinestones - Dolly Parton

RRP $85.00

$56.25

34%
OFF
I'm Glad My Mom Died - Jennette McCurdy

RRP $34.99

$31.75