If you have ever… 

  • Failed at love
  • Failed at finances
  • Said to yourself  “I really need to get my s*** together”
  • Been fired
  • Not fit in because you suffer from  “conditions” (OCD, IBS, anxiety or your own family has diagnosed you as “being on Tourette’s spectrum”)

But yet…  in your darkest moments, you’re thinking, this will, one day, make a great story… Then THE AMY-BINEGAR-KIMMES-LYLE BOOK OF FAILURES is the read for you.BN7A0787-Edit

Delight in Amy Lyle’s 45 years of missteps, inadequacies and faux pas.  You may appreciate your own dysfunction a little more as you take a journey through Amy’s debacles including: “I was not talking to you,”  where Amy mistakes a handsome man waving at her as a potential suitor but in reality he was only trying to inform her that her belt was dragging on the freeway and “In the Neighborhood,” where members of a cult moving in concurred with a suspicious cat population decline.
You will relish the chapters entitled “Calls from Sharon,” where Amy’s best friend rants about her kids not getting a fair shot because public schools are ‘so political,’ as her OB/GYN reported her vagina was ‘too clean’ and how the most eligible bachelor from 1982 married a whore.  Enjoy “I’m going to kill you,” where Amy compares her lack of sleep from her husband’s snoring to CIA agents extracting secrets from a POW.  Feel 20-32% better about your own life after reading “Getting Divorced Sucks,” where 911 was called BN7A0798-Editafter our fair protagonist had an adverse reaction from taking Xanax. What a moron.

THE AMY-BINEGAR-KIMMES-LYLE BOOK OF FAILURES is for anyone who has experienced their own disasters OR takes pleasure in the failures of others.

Amy Lyle grew up in the heart of Appalachia, known for a population that is partial to moonshine and prone to acts of violence.  She and her (second) husband, Peter, are struggling to raise four teenagers in the suburbs just north of Atlanta.

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