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Widows Wear Stilettos: A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow
     

Widows Wear Stilettos: A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow

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by Carole Brody Fleet, Syd Harriet
 

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Widowhood is a frightening prospect for any woman, but becoming a widow in one's forties, thirties, or twenties can be terrifying. Widows Wear Stilettos deals sensitively with the many problems and questions facing the young widow: depression and grief, helping children cope, facing in-laws, and returning to work. The authors also address practical

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Widowhood is a frightening prospect for any woman, but becoming a widow in one's forties, thirties, or twenties can be terrifying. Widows Wear Stilettos deals sensitively with the many problems and questions facing the young widow: depression and grief, helping children cope, facing in-laws, and returning to work. The authors also address practical concerns including financial considerations and personal issues such as health, self-awareness, diet, and exercise. This reassuring book shows how a life that feels at an end can begin anew.

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
Widows Wear Stilettos' " is a must for anyone who has faced the tragedy of losing a spouse
The Orange County Register
Carole Brody Fleet offers advice and humor in the book,' Widows Wear Stilettos . . . ' to help young widows cope with loss.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
A young widow holds out a helping hand to others who have lost their husbands
Orange Coast Magazine
[The] author has created a wise and practical guide for young widows on how to recover, cope, heal, and find a fulfilling life.
The Monterey County Herald
Mourning and depression give way to 'Widows Wear Stilettos . . . '; a touching and funny memoir
Library Journal

Motivational speaker and coach Fleet, who was widowed at 40 and has since made numerous guest appearances on television and radio, offers a guide for women who have also experienced the loss of a partner at a young age. Fleet's presentation is frank and interspersed with bits of honest humor. The text is easy to read, with charts and tips sprinkled throughout. Fleet, with psychotherapist Harriet, provides information on how to organize details such as funeral arrangements, wills, social security, and insurance at a time when organization is the last thing a new widow may want to face. She discusses emotional, physical, and spiritual health and finishes by focusing on living the rest of your life. This is a book about hope, and women will want to read it and share it with others, regardless of marital status or age. An essential addition to every public library.
—Melody Ballard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882823393
Publisher:
New Horizon Press
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
187,351
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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"Carole Brody Fleet is changing the face and style of widowhood. It's a very unique look at an unusual problem these days that is affecting a lot of women."--(Deborah Roberts, Correspondent, ABC News', "Good Morning America Now")

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Widows Wear Stilettos: A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally, a book that doesn't just talk about how bad it hurts to lose your husband. I already know that. This book is teaching me how to live again. I'm not what you would call a young widow because I'm in my 60's but I think this book is for widows of all ages.
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MsGodiva1 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the top three books of grieving a partner that I've read in the past year. Part good friend, part cheerleader, part business advisor and even a bit of shoe therapy. Pertains to anyone under 50 whose partner has died. Best $10-12 you can spend in your grieving process. Better yet if you have a friend in this position give them this book, a hug, and let them know you're present for them.
FB More than 1 year ago
On reading this book, I found the content to be very inspirational and uplifting, with the author taking on a subject that can be very distressing, especially to a recent widow. This book also covers topics like financial advice, dating, family and health issues, where other bereavement books fail. The author also injects a little humor into a serious subject, using her own tragedies and heartache to inspire others to go forward in life, which is very refreshing. The title of the book 'Widows Wear Stilettos, portrays an attitude of 'mind', not a fashion statement. I highly recommend this book to widows of ALL ages, it is a vital, informative read