Always Yours, Bee (Congrats to Mia Hayes!)

A big congratulations to our client Mia Hayes on the release of her memoir Always Yours, Bee. The book just came out (March 2, 2021) and it has already been featured in a Book Bub post: 15 Powerful Memoirs to Read in 2021

Here's what Mia's editor, Katie Zdybel, has to say about the memoir:

"Mia Hayes's, Always Yours Bee, is a raw and powerful memoir that follows the author along the journey of finding and losing herself amidst family conflict and trauma. Her unflinching ability to delve into her own flaws and hidden strengths, always searching for her true self, is empowering and admirable. I'm so thrilled to have been a part of editing this unforgettable story."

Always Yours, Bee

“There’s a guy. He was hit by a truck.”

Always Yours, Bee—by Mia Hayes

On a rainy November day, Mia Hayes’ husband left for work on his Vespa. Normally, she would have driven him, but Mia was waiting on a phone call with an editor and didn’t have time.

She never saw that caring, loving version of her husband again.

The fallout from his accident—Mia’s guilt and her husband’s PTSD, memory loss, and depression—consumed their lives over the next five years as her laid-back husband changed into an angry man with few memories of their past. Desperate to hold her fragile family together, Mia ignored her own unraveling and plunged into bipolar depression. 

As she searched for answers to unanswerable questions, Mia moved her family from San Francisco to Paris, France before landing in a leafy Washington, D.C. suburb where she tried to find a fresh start only to become embroiled in a scandal of her own making.

Through ups and downs, mental illness and bad decisions, Mia struggled with what it means to be a good wife and mother, whether saving her marriage was worth the pain, and understanding that healing is a personal journey. 

Always Yours, Bee is a heartbreaking yet triumphant and brave look at a woman, a marriage, and a family falling apart and coming out stronger. Told with clarity and introspection, it captures the terror of losing the person closest to you—yourself.

(Source: Publisher description)

Buy Always Yours, Bee from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Visit Mia Hayes' website for more info on her other books.

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