of Dancing in My Nightgown
Dancing in my Nightgown is a truly enchanting, heartbreaking love
story told with such honesty and humor that I ached for my beloved
— Jayne Meadows
Widow of Steve Allen (TV star)
Bittersweet yet sweetly whimsical and always touchingly candid, her
wonderful stories tackle potentially paralyzing emotional issues without
becoming the least maudlin or self-indulgent.
Anyone who's lost a loved
one will relate to the many wonderful moments in Betty Auchard's
wise and funny book. These bittersweet reflections on widowhood will
make you smile and make you cry. Best of all, Auchard helps us realize
that we're never really alone in our grieving, and that it's okay
to remember our loved ones' foibles as well as their shining qualities.
These pages cheer the spirit and soothe the soul."
— Lolly Winston, author "Good Grief" and "Happiness Sold
This charming and entrancing series of stories in the everyday life
of a recent widow could serve as a guide to a successful and fulfilling
life after a long-term relationship for anyone, male or female . .
. only the activities might be different.
— Mary Finn Maples, Ph.D.
Professor, Counseling & Educational Psychology,
University of Nevada, Reno
Having been widowed twice
I could identify with much of Betty’s
story. She has a zest for life and a marvelous sense of humor that
comes across loud and clear!
— Yvonne Ameche Davis
Widow of Heisman trophy winners, Glen Davis and Alan Ameche
I read it twice and laughed all the way through it. What a crazy lady.
— Rosa H.
My favorite passage is "It's the act of putting my grief on the
line that keeps Denny here a little longer." Quite moving; it's
virtually seamless. It covers all that sad, sad stuff without ever
getting maudlin. So well balanced. Truly wonderful reading. Heavy emotional
content without going over the top in the least.
— Bob Ritchie, Writer, Sausalito, CA
I am feeling as if I had just re-tied the soft blue ribbon around
a cherished treasure of letters and returned them to a loved purple
— Sara L.
I loved your book, and right
in the middle of reading it, something changed in my head. I knew
that I wanted to start flirting with women and dating and going out.
a great feeling.
Our widow experiences were
so similar. Our husbands even shared the same name. After Reading
Betty’s book, "Dancing in my Nightgown",
I agree. We’re both “counting our lucky chickens,” which
means that writing and speaking to women everywhere might be the gifts
that our Denny’s left us.
— Marcia Wallace Actress ("Bob Newhart Show" and "The
Simpsons") and Author, "Don’t Look Back: We’re Not Going
The narrative is wonderfully
nuanced, stretching the emotional spectrum from horizon to horizon.
humanity shows brightly on each page.
— Walter M. Bortz, M.D.
Author, "Dare to Be 100"
. . it's not only touching but also wise — and funny."
--- San Jose Mercury News
clearly has a passion for story-telling. She is a gifted writer who
evokes tears and humor from one moment to the next. Dancing in My
Nightgown is a marvelous tale of a woman’s journey from
loss to wholeness.
--- Linda E. Savage PhD Licensed Psychologist - Author, Reclaiming
Goddess Sexuality: The Power of the Feminine Way.
I found Dancing
in My Nightgown" brave and
--- Rosemarie Stack,
widow of Robert Stack (TV star of Unsolved Mysteries)
the book! It's sooooo entertaining! You are an inspiration, and I
am so honored to have met someone as strong as you!”
--- James, 19-year-old College Freshman
of audience with a book, but if a book is about being human and
celebrating the human spirit, there will of course be no limits to
--- Bruce McAllister, Writing Coach and Consultant
For those of us who have
experienced an enormous loss, the stories in this book are palpable…providing
comfort, compassion, hope, laughter at times, and peace of mind. This
book is a must read.
--- Kay Allenbaugh - Author, Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul