Radziwill was back in her seat, a waiter handed her the business card of a person a few chairs down. Radziwill’s new admirer, Rori Sassoon, was a matchmaker scoping out the place for clients and connections. The problem is that they’re busy guys with more financial know-how than romantic know-how.“They’re geniuses in their professional lives, but in their personal lives they’re disasters,” Ms. But the quizzical look on the author’s face gave a fairly clear indication that she would not. In 1999, she lost her husband, Anthony Radziwill (son of Lee Radziwill; nephew to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), to cancer just weeks after her husband’s cousin John F. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, were killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. Radziwill some advice about getting back out there. After that, she kept things light.“You think that because something so profound has happened, you’re going to emerge a much deeper person, but sexually all you want to do is get laid,” she said.
We're working on the problem and expect to resolve it shortly. However, here that skill is used to absolutely no end.The plot, engaging and amusing at the start of the novel, quickly turns flimsy, then flimsier, then ultimately gets buried under a pile of lovely words.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.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 On the plus side, I think Carole Radziwill writes beautifully.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. (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.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).