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Equal parts 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.
Equal parts Alfred Kinsey and Warren Beatty, Charlie is pompous yet charming, supportive yet unfaithful; he’s a firm believer that sex and love can’t coexist for long, and he does little to hide his affairs.
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.
This book explains a great deal about how special writing is to her and how she reveres writers and the product.
Although I agreed with her basic position regarding this whole mess on the show, this book just reinforced for me, how she feels.
Personally I love this book..is what it promises to be - an unpretentious, funny, quirky, good read.
I'm slightly baffled by some of the other reviews and can only think that the disappointment stems from mismanaged expectations.
There is even a scene totally ripped off from "Sex and the City" that is an homage to "The Way We Were".
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.
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.
What that leaves us with is mostly the heroine's interior monologue, which is perfectly fine if you have a well crafted character with interesting things to say. A flimsy device on which to hang flimsy thoughts, and no matter how nicely Radziwill expresses those thoughts, their absolute lack of substance cannot be escaped.