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If that's the case, it's OK to just stop responding. 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.Few things actually happen in this book -- and those that do are telegraphed so far in advance that you spend several chapters aware of and waiting (with increasing impatience) for the inevitable.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.There are some very funny moments, but I don't think this is the "chick lit" book some have described it to be.Underneath the fictional story, she also addressed what I suspect are some timeless truths of dealing with being widowed.
For example, when the protagonist meets a very nice man and is asked what she does she says she creates sex toys. all to give us that "New Yorkers are so quirky vibe" that is oh so original.
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).
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.