THEO PAULINE NESTOR teaches writing at the University of Washington. Her essay "The Chicken's in the Oven, My Husband's out the Door" was published in the New York Times "Modern Love" column and was the genesis of this book. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her two daughters.
"Theo has a big heart, a real feeling for the pain and craziness of
--Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes
"Theo Nestor has an uncommon ability to evoke common yet very
intense emotions. How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed is
smart, astringent, funny, precise, candid, and possesses not an
ounce of self-pity."
--David Shields, author of The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead "Heartbreakingly honest, wryly funny, and revelatory . . . [Nestor's] clever and relatable prose makes her tale endearing and insightful, and she sidesteps the cliches of a woman wounded with bittersweet honesty."
--LadiesHomeJournal.com "A divorced mother's funny, chatty, revealing take on Splitsville-with just enough anguish and sadness to be utterly believable...An unexpected treat here is a vivid portrait of the author's thrice-married, utterly nonmaternal but generous mother...Women going through the pain and turmoil of separation and divorce will appreciate Nestor's candor and wit. Not another slick how-to, but a comforting reminder that life goes on after the spouse is gone." --Kirkus