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The Best Worst Thing: A Memoir

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“Kristen Brown’s story of overnight life-time change to courageous transformation is inspiring to every woman. Her book, The Best Worst Thing, tells her story in a way that allows the reader to connect with her experience in a heartfelt way. She provides both inspiration and solid guidance for dealing with the worst stress life can give us. I highly recommend this book for all women and Kristen’s wisdom about finding balance and harmony in daily living.” ~Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, Psy.D., Founder of and WomenConnect4Good Foundation, Inc., Author of Timeless Women Speak: Feeling Youthful

“Kristen Brown’s memoir, The Best Worst Thing, gives a voice to raw grief and a countenance to stunned disbelief.  When their daughter was just a year old, Brown’s thirty-year-old husband died in his sleep, leaving her with too many unanswered questions and far too few resources to find her way as a young widow.  Brown describes in gripping detail what it felt like to be left alone to raise her young child, recounting her anger and frustration at the horrific events suddenly shaping her life.  In letters to her deceased husband throughout Brown’s book, she expresses her regrets for the things she left unsaid, even for the unexpressed thoughts of dissatisfaction with their marriage when he was alive.  Her touching tale makes the reader think long and hard about what is important in life, about what we may have right under our very noses that we take for granted when our ordinary days appear to stretch out indefinitely.  Brown’s struggle to find sense in her plight leads her down spiritual paths she never before considered in her young life.  Her quest has brought her peace and the assurance that she and her husband will meet again one day.  And finding her spiritual “voice” helped her challenge herself to leave a dissatisfying job and create her own company.  I know Kristen personally because we both belong to a wonderful, supportive community of women writers, and I can say first hand that Kristen Brown is making the very best of what is one of the worst things that can happen to any woman.” ~Meg Blaine Corrigan, Christian Author and Motivational Speaker, Author of Then I Am Strong: Moving from my Mother’s Daughter to God’s Child

“This book is so well written, I found that I couldn’t put it down! I was reading it on my plane ride, waiting in line for my baggage, waiting for my ride to pick me up, and then when I got home until 3:00am. I went on this personal journey with Kristen that was so well written that I found myself crying along with her. I love that she didn’t hold anything back and that the true “raw” emotion was shared with us in this book. This book is a true testament of how one can go through the worst possible tragedy, and then come out of it in such a remarkable way. Everyone can learn from this book. I highly recommend you read this book! 5 STARS!!!” ~C. Pellegrino

“I am an avid reader to say the least – Kindle, MP3 and regular old books. This book easily makes my Top 10 list (and like I said I read A LOT so there is some stiff competition). Kristen’s ability to cultivate emotion from the reader is absolutely amazing. That, in addition to her true story of lifting herself from despair to triumph; makes this a wonderful quick read. I can’t say enough about this book. Buy one for you and one for a friend, you won’t regret it.” ~Jessica

“‘The Best Worst Thing’ will make you laugh and cry! Kristen shows very raw emotions in her writing the story of grieving after her husbands sudden death, leaving her alone to care for their 9 month old baby girl. She gives a colorful story of their life, love and her regret. Feelings that many people have after someone in their life dies, but she puts that out there for the reader to relate to. You can’t put this book down, as you want to know how Kristen and their daughter turn out after this tragedy. She is an inspiration to all to make the best of a worst thing!” ~Anonymous