Bitter or Better earned the 2015 Midwest Book Award for Inspiration
Bitter or Better
Grappling with Life on the Op-Ed Page
From a Baltimore row house to the peaks of Machu Picchu, Bitter or Better transports readers on a jaw-dropping journey that led the author to a transformative choice. Would she succumb to heartache or find her way to joy?
When she joined the Freakin’ Widows Club Caryn Sullivan was well acquainted with adversity. A parade of hardships - divorce, cancer, death, autism – rendered heartache and stress her constant companions.
But losing her husband took her to her knees…until she met a priest whose wise counsel illuminated a choice.
His words – we can be bitter or we can be better – scripted her next chapter.
With encouragement from international bestselling author Vince Flynn, Caryn, an award-winning columnist, combined her journalistic sensibility with her discerning insight, weaving others’ stories into her own. Recognizing we all grapple with something, Bitter or Better offers a roadmap for a life well lived, bound with a powerful choice – to be better, not bitter.