About the Book
GARY KUEKER ANNOUNCES
PUBLISHING OF HIS WIFE’S NEW BOOK
Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Hiding In My Pajamas: A professional woman's journey to a financially and emotionally healthy retirement by Becky Kueker, which is the author's most recent book to date. The highly-anticipated business and economics/personal finance/retirement planning book is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets.
The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/hidinginmypajamas was launched simultaneously with the book's publication in October. ISBN: 9781478763437
About the Book
Somewhere between a memoir and a how-to, Hiding in My Pajamas is a uniquely refreshing funny and candid look at the emotional costs of retirement. Closing that work-life career door behind you as you start Chapter 2 of your life, while working out the emotional aspects, has become the best kept secret with professional women today.
Retiring from a successful career as partner in a commercial architecture firm, Becky shares her own personal journey as she started a new life, 1,600 miles from her home, while struggling with the emotional stereotypes that deal with retirement and aging. She exposes the fears and anxieties, along with the marital turbulence, and financial challenges she faced along the way. Utilizing wit and wisdom, she bares her soul and her marriage to encourage women to try and not hang on to the past. For women from 35 to 65, Becky shares her “Plan” for a secure financial and emotional retirement. She outlines strategies to get your plan in place, sharing not only her story, but heartfelt stories of women who have tried to stop the runaway freight train of emotions as they close the door on their careers. Exploring why ”this wasn’t what I planned”, she offers the courage to identify a brand new you as you joyously move on to a different life with new purpose and meaning. Finally someone has published a brutally candid look at a 25 year plan to retirement from a woman’s perspective that resonates with honesty.
About the Author
Becky Kueker retired from a 20 year career as partner in a commercial architectural and interior design firm with offices in Missouri, Arizona and China. Becky led marketing and business development, forming strategic relationships with Fortune 500 companies around the world. As senior partner she also chaired the firms’ Corporate Advisory Board of Directors. Becky made sure projects were on time and on budget resulting in happy clients. Receiving numerous awards over the years, Becky was named one of St. Louis’ top Woman of Achievement; as well as recipient of the prestigious YWCA President’s Award, one of only two such awards to be given in the last 30 years.
She is active in giving back to the community as a member of the St. Louis Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club Women's Leadership Circle, Pima Community College Foundation Board of Directors, retired 2014, (Chair of the Fundraising Committee), Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, Southern Arizona Regional Leadership Council Member, Oro Valley Hospital Community Leadership Advisory Group, and the 2012 Arizona 4-H Youth State Foundation 100th Anniversary Committee.