Widows guide to sex and dating
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 beforemaybe even, possibly, love.Her first book, What Remains, a memoir, spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.She has written for many magazines, including Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, and Glamour.Part IA Man Falls Dead The upshot of the story is this: A man falls dead, the widow gets laid, love is a drag, the end. The man fell dead on a Monday in New York; it was sunny, there was a breeze.Birds chirped in the suburbs, trains were on time, the postmen made their rounds. Thoughts in offices around the city meandered from sex to lunch plans to the e-mail about smells in the break room. It was the kind of day when the brakes fail on the tour bus, the leading man falls for a woman his own age, and the elderly pair in 4B shuffle out in handcuffs with the police.He did not publish a book, however, after his collection of essays, The State of Erection, in 1999, choosing instead to focus on the lecture circuit and talk shows.
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.
She currently is a star of and "the voice of reason" on Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York.
Charles Byrne, Sexologist and Writer, Dies at 54by Mark Iocolano, The New York Times Charles Byrne, renowned sexologist and author of the National Book Award–winning Thinker’s Hope, as well as several pivotal studies on sexual norms and morality, died Monday from a head injury incurred at Madison Avenue near 61st Street, according to a statement issued by his longtime publisher, Knopf.
At fifty-four, in fact, he bore a passing resemblance to Warren Beatty—in Bugsy, not Reds—and possessed a rough-edged but overpowering charm.
He was crafty with words, engaging on many different levels, so that his appeal spread wide.
Byrne’s career skyrocketed with the publication of Thinker’s Hope.