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Oregon woman who used husband’s affair to sell house writes book

Posted: Updated: Jan 10, 2013 09:59 PM

She is the scorned, slightly bitter ex-wife who used her husband's affair to sell their Beaverton home. Now she has written a book about it.

Elle Zober's story went viral last summer after FOX 12 reported on an eye-catching sign the mother of two posted in her front yard.

The sign said, "Husband left us for a 22-year-old. House for sale by scorned, slightly bitter, newly single owner." 

Zober said her ex-husband approved the idea for the sign and even paid for it. It turns out that the couple's unique marketing tactic worked. Zober said her family sold their house for above the asking price just two months later.

By then, her story had spread around the world. Zober said she agreed to write a book about her experience after a publishing company in the United Kingdom approached her about the idea.

Zober said she wants to offer support to other families going through a divorce. In her book, she also writes about being swept up in a media storm after FOX 12 first aired her story.

"I'm like the poster child for what the internet can do," said Zober. "I did one interview. It got dropped in the can. It got picked up nationally. My story got picked up on the internet. And boom! By Monday we were trending at the top of ‘Yahoo!' That's s a little bit crazy. It was a sign in my yard. It wasn't supposed to be what it turned in to."

Zober's new book is called The Scored Wife: Slightly Bitter but Never Broken.

Click here for information about where you can buy Zober's book and to learn about a book signing she is holding inBeaverton later this month.

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