In her memoir series Diary of a Middle-Aged Sex Goddess, Elizabeth J. Winters Waite explores the complexities of life for a single mother in her sexual prime. Bridging the gap between Sex and the City and The Golden Girls, her stories detail raising three boys, running a successful all-female accounting firm, and pursuing passions that grow her soul, all while trying to get laid—or trying not to get laid, whichever the case may be—while on the never-ending quest for true love.
Elizabeth J. Winters Waite was raised in the middle of nowhere in Indiana, becoming an accountant instead of an actress because she was tired of being poor. She had her own accounting firm of single moms for 20 years, known as the “hot chick accounting firm”. She sold the firm in 2011, took two years off to write, and then became the CFO of the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, named CDC of the Year for the state of Ohio in 2018.
I stood in line at the grocery store checkout Saturday night, my cart modestly filled with the makings of a steak dinner for me and my boys. I had considered taking them out for dinner, but after a ten-hour weekend workday—and due to the fact that I hadn’t showered or curled my hair or put on a speck of makeup—I opted for a nice dinner at home. Made by me, of course. Also, I wanted to have a family meeting to talk to the boys about helping me out a bit more than they have been during this whirlwind work time for me.