A smart-alec agnostic from Silicon Valley reaches the end of her rope after discovering her husband has been cheating with an eBay addict he met on Craigslist. Desperate, she signs up for an online marriage support site.
Enter Jamie Blaine, a scatter-brained former late-night suicide crisis responder from Tennessee. Blaine is about to take a job as a Kroger night stocker when he’s offered a chance to make some quick, easy cash serving as a “love coach” for a shady website for jilted spouses.
The story unfolds: Vicky is not only dealing with a two-timing mate but also an abusive boss and parents who suggest that her relationships might improve if she’d slim down and buy lacy black underwear. Late one night, Vicky writes that the weight is too heavy and each day is a battle to survive. She admits there are pills and the note is written.
Jamie replies: Instead of ending your life, why not try changing it first? What do you really have to lose?
Life is Crazy & We’re All Going to Die is the story of a woman who ditched her dead-end job, cut her cheating husband loose and went looking for hope in the last place you’d expect – with losers, drunks, and schizophrenic vets, prostitutes turning alley tricks for a Happy Meal and a fix…
It’s also the story of burnt-out Jamie Blaine, trying to and a way to help without losing his mind and realizing that even though it’s messy, even though people will let you down, if for nothing else but your own sanity, you get back up and try again.
Raw, real, funny and ultimately redemptive, Life is Crazy & We’re All Going to Die offers a view of humanity beyond social justice, past denominations, deeper than the platforms, political causes or lines that divide us.
Jamie Blaine is the author of Midnight Jesus and Mercy Never Sleeps, and his writing has been featured in publications around the world. He is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author.
Vicky Lanzone is Program Manager for Street Life Ministries in Bay Area, California. She sometimes dreams of a career as a stand-up comedienne.
Other Books by Jamie Blaine
Where Struggle, Faith, and Grace Collide.
The heart of God can be found in the unlikeliest places, in the unlikeliest people
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