(It reads funnier than it sounds.) He meets a cruel end, but fantastic things start happening for his wife almost immediately. (Botox and fillers, she said, “make the younger people look old and the older people look young.
In “Widow’s Guide,” the heroine’s husband is killed by a Giacometti sculpture that falls from a crane, flattening him like a pancake. The four of them had been a quartet, and at 36, she was now alone, playing solo. So to speak.“She said, ‘Carole, do it with a stranger out of town,’ ” Ms. When a friend in the movie business set her up with a British actor who was visiting New York, she was on her way. “There was a time after Anthony died, a long phase, where I was just wearing see-through clothes.”And dating younger men. Radziwill, who at 50 is smaller than sample size and looks considerably younger, thanks to genetics and a little help from her cosmetic dermatologist.
Then Charlie is improbably killed by a falling piece of art while walking home from a tryst with his publicist, and Claire finds herself with the burden (opportunity? She fumbles through dates set up by well-intentioned girlfriends, drinks a lot of wine, sleeps too much and consults a ridiculous series of questionable therapists.
When Charlie’s editor asks Claire to finish Charlie’s last book, Claire finds herself face-to-face with the book’s subject, movie star Jack Huxley.
As their relationship deepens, Claire has to decide whether she is willing to step into someone else’s shadow again.
An award-winning former TV reporter, Radziwill is also the author of the well-received —a memoir of her marriage, which ended when her husband died of cancer in 1999.
However, here that skill is used to absolutely no end.
Everyone looks like a homogenized 35.”)She also had a lesbian phase (although Ms.Please note that if you were trying to place an order, it will not have been processed at this time. I was skeptical when I found out the author of The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating stars on “The Real Housewives of New York.” And when the epigram was a Lady Gaga quote, I thought I was in for a long slog.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.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).An error occurred when we tried to process your request.We're working on the problem and expect to resolve it shortly. She dabbles in magazine writing, but is mostly content in his larger-than-life shadow, following him from party to party around Manhattan, where he’s never short on opinions and admirers.“He gave her entrée into the elite upper reaches of words and the people who traded in them; she gave him a wide swath,” Radziwill writes.In Carole Radziwill’s new novel, “The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating,” the main character, a woman whose husband died five months earlier, is taken by a friend to the Grill Room at the Four Seasons, a place described as a Serengeti for billionaires. Radziwill, herself a widow of 14 years, eyed the large mammals on view and didn’t quite find any to her liking. In 2011, her friend Andy Cohen persuaded her to come aboard the reality show “The Real Housewives of New York City.”Many of her friends cautioned against doing the show, but Ms. It’s like Sue Mengers said: ‘At the end of the day, I’m a single girl with bills. She is aware of her weakness for good-looking men, who are not in limitless supply, even in Manhattan.“That’s my Achilles’ heel,” she said. I’m going to have to start dating appropriate businessmen.”But not on this day, apparently. In “Widow’s Guide,” this man is described as being immensely charming, politically active and impossible to tie down. “Characters in novels are both real and imagined, and Jack Huxley is no exception,” Ms. “If you’re going to create a character that all women fantasize about, it’s always going to have a little Clooney in it whether you’ve kissed him or not. Radziwill was involved with Russ Irwin, a songwriter and backup musician who has worked with Aerosmith, Meat Loaf and Clay Aiken. Radziwill has been single since.“Widow’s Guide” is Ms. The first was a memoir about her husband’s death, “What Remains,” published in 2005; it earned strong reviews and became a New York Times best seller. Radziwill would like to believe that happily ever after exists, but said she is not waiting for it.