Julie Metz’s life changes forever on one ordinary January afternoon when
her husband, Henry, collapses on the kitchen floor and dies in her
arms. Suddenly, this mother of a six-year-old is the young widow in a
bucolic small town. And this is only the beginning. Seven months after
Henry’s death, just when Julie thinks she is emerging from the worst of
it, comes the rest of it: she discovers that what had appeared to be the
reality of her marriage was but a half-truth. Henry had hidden another
life from her.
“He loved you so much.” That’s what everyone keeps
telling her. It’s true that he loved Julie and their six-year-old
daughter ebulliently and devotedly, but as she starts to pick up the
pieces and rebuild her life without Henry in it, she learns that Henry
had been unfaithful throughout their twelve years of marriage. The most
damaging affair was ongoing—a tumultuous relationship that ended only
with Henry’s death.
For Julie, the only thing to do was to get at
the real truth—to strip away the veneer of “perfection” that was her
life and confront each of the women beneath the veneer. Perfection
is the story of Julie Metz’s journey through chaos and transformation
as she creates a different life for herself and her young daughter. It
is the story of coming to terms with painful truths, of rebuilding both a
life and an identity after betrayal and widowhood. It is a story of
rebirth and happiness—if not perfection. Download and start listening now!