Guide to sex and dating

You don’t really need to know Claire Byrne in a book that takes less than three hours to read from cover to cover.It’s fun and fast and filled with lines that make the whole book enjoyable.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.Her husband, Charlie, is a renowned sexologist and writer.

He’s clearly left her with plenty of money, so the main issue becomes her widow virginity.

We follow Claire’s sexual and romantic exploits as she tries to make her own rules and navigate the largely uncharted waters of young, beautiful widowhood.

Of course she has a gay friend who calls her “honey”, a troubled, heavy-drinking girlfriend, therapists, and psychics.

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.

The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating is the new novel by Carole Radziwill.

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