Saturday, March 22, 2014

Review: The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating: A Novel by Carole Radziwill

The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating: A Novel by Carole Radziwill
320 pages, Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co, February 2014

Source: sent by publisher in exchange for review. Thanks, Emily.

Claire has become a widow at the age of 32. The story follows her over a year after the strange death of her husband. She must navigate through NYC societal "rules" on length of mourning, dating and finding love again.  Her resources? A couple of old but true friends, two therapists, a diviner and a griot. 

I used to be obsessed with reading all books about life in NYC. Such a different lifestyle than my own, it was fun to immerse myself in art openings, exclusive clubs with bottle service and the excesses of the rich and not so rich. I hadn't read any in quite awhile. This was a good read back into the genre. I enjoyed it. The writing is smart and witty. The dry, matter-of-fact way the story is told is refreshing and quite enjoyable. 

For more info about the book and author visit her WEBSITE.

Happy Reading!

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  1. This sounds like a fun, light read and I'm eager to read it after watching Radziwill on the Real Housewives and the whole "who actually wrote the book" controversy.

    1. Ooh, I didn't know there was controversy. Interesting. I haven't seen the show, but saw that she was on it.


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