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The saddest part of all is that the main character is supposed to be 32.

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.

Her husband, Charlie, is a renowned sexologist and writer.

Her reflections about writing are well considered, as are those of widowhood and her 'rules' carry a kernel of"Blue Skies can be misleading," written on the very first page, is an example of what a good writer the author can be.

Regretably, much of the book tries too hard to be clever, and the gems like that are overshadowed.

What remains, (tsk) then, is a few hundred pages of lovely noise, the sense that nothing has happened, and profound relief that you no longer have to waste the psychic energy necessary to make yourself try and care about the gossamer excuses for human beings that Radziwill maneuvers about a tissue paper New York.

I really enjoy Carole on "The Real Housewives of NYC" and I absolutely loved her memoir. It made me wish I had something next to me to barf into when I was finished. A completely unsympathetic character's husband dies. She spends 100 pages not really caring about his death and deciding she didn't really love him for no real reason at all.

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.

The bizarre and tragic accident that crushed Claire's husband to death set the tone for the book: humorous yet serious, and was similar to the style of books like The 100 Year Old Man.

Recently widowed Claire provided a perspective on the uncharted territory of sex and dating after death.

I loved the life rules embedded in the text, each one more clever than the last!