(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.
What is clear is that her spare writing and wry voice make The Widow’s Guide an exhilarating, insightful and moving story about loss and identity. 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. “I’m a big fan,” she said, before beginning a soliloquy about her work in high-end dating. Sassoon said, most members of the masters-of-the-universe set are looking for women with careers of their own. Radziwill’s own induction into widowhood was a far more complicated experience.Carole then went on to share the real reason she chose to quit the Bravo series.She said she hit her breaking point when she started arguing with Bravo executives.“When you were a journalist at ABC on any of the shows, once you left, you left — and the audience stayed with the networks. 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.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. In 1991, Radziwill was stationed in Iraq and reported on the SCUD missile attacks during the Gulf War.In 2003, during the War on Afghanistan, she spent six weeks in Kandahar, embedded with an infantry unit of the 101st Airborne Division.