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Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like 'Journey' in the Title
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Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like 'Journey' in the Title (Hardback)

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Synopsis

Leslie Gray Streeter is not cut out for widowhood. She's not ready for hushed rooms and pitying looks. She is not ready to stand graveside, dabbing her eyes in a classy black hat. If she had her way she'd wear her favourite curve-hugging leopard print dress to Scott's funeral; he loved her in that dress! But, here she is, having lost her soulmate to a sudden heart attack, totally unsure of how to navigate her new widow lifestyle. ("New widow lifestyle." Sounds like something you'd find products for on daytime TV, like comfy track suits and compression socks. Wait, is a widow even allowed to make jokes?)



Looking at widowhood through the prism of race, mixed marriage and ageing, Black Widow redefines the stages of grief, from coffin shopping to day-drinking, to being a grown-ass woman crying for your mommy, to breaking up and making up with God, to facing the fact that life goes on even after the death of the person you were supposed to live it with. While she stumbles toward an uncertain future as a single mother raising a baby with her own widowed mother (plot twist!), Leslie looks back on her love story with Scott, recounting their journey through racism, religious differences and persistent confusion about what kugel is. Will she find the strength to finish the most important thing that she and Scott started?



Tender, true, and endearingly hilarious, Black Widow is a story about the power of love and how the only guide book for recovery is the one you write yourself.

BiographyMemoirsHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyGiving up smokingCoping with death & bereavement Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Publication Date: 10/03/2020 ISBN-13: 9780316490719  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Leslie Gray Streeter is an entertainment columnist for the Palm Beach Post. Her writing has been featured in the Miami Herald, Modern Loss, and elsewhere. Streeter's many speaking engagements include annual appearances at Camp Widow, a national organisation for widowed people reaching nearly 500,000, and a series of book club events for women. Leslie lives in West Palm Beach with her mother, Tina, and her son, Brooks.

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