Pippa Lee is the devoted wife of a brilliant publisher thirty years her senior, proud mother of successful twins and an adored friend and neighbor. Although Pippa's past offered her more than a fair share of the wild side of life, she finally found love and security in a family of her own.

When her husband spontaneously decides that they should leave New York for a retirement home and has an affair with someone even younger than she, Pippa finds her virtuous persona unraveling in alarming ways. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee carries her through an open door to a whole world that Pippa never knew existed.