Radziwill's novel is the perfect book for your solo reading or your next book club. But after a freak accident abruptly ends her husband's life, she is forced to wrestle with the question, "What next? and somewhere in the middle of the madness, she begins to realize that her old life wasn't so perfect and perhaps this is all a blessing in disguise--a second chance at life and love. Like: 'A husband dies and the world gets just another widow. Her first book, What Remains, a memoir, spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
The title is tongue-in-cheek, so you won't find yourself delving into deep grief issues. [Radziwill's] spare writing and wry voice make The Widow's Guide an exhilarating, insightful and moving story about loss and identity.” —Book Page“Claire's story is comedic from the first page, skipping over the stages of grief straight to 'acceptance.' And, through multiple bad dates, a firework romance with Hollywood's leading man, and a lot of over analyzing, the humor stays throughout her entire journey of re-discovering herself.” —Justin Jones, The Daily Beast“A serious attempt to do something comic, a novel about grief and starting again that feels like the product of lived experience.” —Salon.com“From the author of the best-selling memoir What Remains comes a cheeky, affecting debut novel about a woman grieving for her husband and gradually learning to get back in the game” —O, The Oprah Magazine“Witty and charming, Carole Radziwill's first novel is a delight. This may be a grief and recovery story for the privileged, but sharp-fanged Radziwill can be pretty funny . " For the next year, Claire's life takes a wild turn . Verdict: Fans of authors such as Jane Green and Madeleine Wickham will enjoy this.” —Library Journal“I couldn't put the book down . A wife dies, and a star is born.' The book is undoubtedly entertaining . She has written for many magazines, including Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, and Glamour.
Don't ask your friends to tell you everything they can because you can end up with a tainted view of what to expect.
Half the fun of going out is getting to know someone new, so allow yourself to let that happen organically." —Oliver B."Please don't compare us to your exes—out loud or even in your head.
After her husband's death, Radziwill left ABC News to write a memoir about her personal life, her career at ABC News, as well as her effort to manage her husband's cancer.
What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love (Scribner, 2005) made the New York Times Best Seller list.
This weekend, on Friday night, I left a party early in order to come home and read a book written by a Real Housewife of New York. Carole Radziwill, whose opening statement on The Real Housewives of New York is, “If you’re going to talk about me behind my back, at least check out my great ass.” Not bad given that some of the other housewives’ opening statements are: “I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I’m pretty.” “Sometimes Sonja has to go commando. ” “A true New Yorker never backs down, and I’m no exception.
Claire's life with Charlie is an always interesting if not deeply devoted one, until Charlie is struck dead one day on the sidewalk by a falling sculpture ... Once a promising young writer, Claire had buried her ambitions to make room for Charlie's. Over the course of a year, she sees a shrink (or two), visits an oracle, hires a "botanomanist," enjoys an erotic interlude (or ten), eats too little, drinks too much, dates a hockey player, dates a billionaire, dates an actor (not any actor either, but the handsome movie star every woman in the world fantasizes about dating).
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.
The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating is the new novel by Carole Radziwill.
Holler.” Clearly, Radziwill is the writer of the group. I have seen one or two episodes of the one based in Atlanta and one episode of the one based in New York.