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Local author offers a candid, fun approach to retirement planning

Life can be messy, especially after retirement, but it can also be fun and funny!

Outskirts Publications has announced the latest, highly-anticipated book from entertaining author Becky Kueker, A Classic in Clown Shoes. This sometimes painful, emotional roller coaster ride will leave you laughing with its straightforward, hilarious look at life after retirement. It all begins with Becky’s painful recovery in learning how to walk again after a debilitating surgery and sets out to prove that, although life can be messy, you can reinvent yourself and have a good time doing it.

More About the Book

After publishing Hiding in My Pajamas, her memoir on life after retirement, Becky Kueker launched a national speaking career. Traveling the country at age 75, she thought she had it all. Then a complicated surgery requiring six months in a wheelchair turned her life in a new direction. After fighting fear, depression and the realization that she would once again have to start over, Becky shares her journey and highlights many of the inspiring people she met along the way. Every chapter of her new book is filled with poignant stories from women and men who have proven that aging does not have to define you and that laughter changes everything!

About the Author, Becky Kueker

Becky is a Tucson-based, nationally known speaker and author traveling around the U.S. providing presentations that relate to her personal journey about retirement and long-term financial planning. She retired from a 20-year career as a partner in a woman-owned, commercial architectural and interior design firm in St. Louis. Leading business development and forming strategic relationships with Fortune 500 companies around the world, she also chaired the firm’s Corporate Advisory Board. Her distinguished program of work has received numerous prestigious awards, such as a top Woman of Achievement award in St. Louis, a “Star Catchers” Award from St. Louis County Library and the YWCA President’s Award honor. Becky is the author of the critically acclaimed book Hiding in My Pajamas, a humorous look at the challenges she faced in retirement that makes for an entertaining yet compelling and instructive story that resonates with audiences of all ages and genders.

Becky resides in the SaddleBrooke community with her husband Gary.

A Classic in Clown Shoes is available in paperback worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.