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The saddest part of all is that the main character is supposed to be 32. Although it is quite different in style and focus than "What Remains", it obviously covers some of the same ground.
I am 32 (ish) and love classic movies and even I did not get most of the references she made to pop culture. I cannot believe the author thought she could write fiction and that this even got published. There are some very funny moments, but I don't think this is the "chick lit" book some have described it to be.
For example, when the protagonist meets a very nice man and is asked what she does she says she creates sex toys. all to give us that "New Yorkers are so quirky vibe" that is oh so original.
There is even a scene totally ripped off from "Sex and the City" that is an homage to "The Way We Were".
There, those are all the nice things I have to say. This doesn't make her I really enjoy Carole on "The Real Housewives of NYC" and I absolutely loved her memoir. It made me wish I had something next to me to barf into when I was finished. A completely unsympathetic character's husband dies. She spends 100 pages not really caring about his death and deciding she didn't really love him for no real reason at all.
There, those are all the nice things I have to say. This doesn't make her relatable or human or flawed, it just makes her supremely selfish and unlikeable.
Personally I love this book..is what it promises to be - an unpretentious, funny, quirky, good read.
As she grieves for Charlie and searches for herself, she comes to realize that she has an opportunity to find something bigger than she had before—maybe even, possibly, love.Reading this book is a completely different experience than reading "What Remains", as it should be. I like the way Carole writes and I enjoyed her first attempt at fiction.It is my hope that she continues to write fiction because I'm really looking forward to reading her next book.On the plus side, I think Carole Radziwill writes beautifully.The way she deploys language, in and of itself, is quite lovely.Although it is quite different in style and focus than "What Remains", it obviously covers some of the same ground.There are some very funny moments, but I don't think this is the "chick lit" book some have described it to be.This seemed more like a character who was 32 in 1982. Underneath the fictional story, she also addressed what I suspect are some timeless truths of dealing with being widowed.I recognized some of what she discussed from talks I had with my mother and she was widowed almost sixty years ago I just finished reading this book.This is not a continuation of the author's original memoir - no one person should have more than one memoir's worth of heartbreak.If you expect this book to be like the author's first work, you will be disappointed.