This is a true story that is riveting, heart-breaking, and laugh-out-loud hysterical. Kirkus, Rocky Mountain News, and ForeWord love it.
Critics say it best:
Some friendships survive beyond the final gruesome fight. Some last beyond the grave. Cathie Beck relates the roller coaster ride of just such a relationship in her memoir, Cheap Cabernet, with a heavy dose of wit and a wine glass full of poignant reflection.
Beck’s writing is breezy, polished, and fun to read. Her vivacious personality comes alive on the page, drawing readers into her world. Pour a glass of decent wine, put some country western songs on the iPod, and enjoy Beck’s spirited account of that one true friend we all hope to find.
— ForeWord Reviews
Cathie Beck's “Cheap Cabernet” is a vintage tale, a female buddy story chock full of the stuff of life: tears, laughter and love in the darkest of times. You won’t put it down until the final page -- at which time a box of Kleenex and a glass of cabernet, cheap or otherwise, would be wise to have on hand: the first to deal with the story's denouement, the second to toast Beck's triumph.
— Patti Thorn, Books Editor,
Rocky Mountain News
“Beyond wonderful — wickedly funny, poignant, and smart.
— Elle Newmark, The Book of Unholy Mischief