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.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.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.If she literally can't keep his name out of her mouth for a couple of hours, it makes me feel like she's clearly not over past issues.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.
Cautiously romantic, unexpectedly moving, and funny! " —Susan Sarandon The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating is Carole Radziwill's deliciously smart comedy about a famously widowed young New Yorker hell-bent on recapturing a kind of passionate love she never really had Claire Byrne is a quirky and glamorous 34-year-old Manhattanite and the wife of a famous, slightly older man.
Claire Byrne, the protagonist of The Widow’s Guide, is obviously modeled on Radziwill herself.
regular Radziwill returns with a glib, comic, probably autobiographical novel about a young Manhattan widow looking for love in all the wrong places.
I find the show unwatchable but I find widows fascinating so I picked up Radziwill’s new book.
The front cover blurb, by Candace Bushnell, is predictable and unimpressive.