The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.95
List price: $15.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside MEMOIR- WELLNESS
1 Local Warehouse MEMOIR- WELLNESS

More copies of this ISBN

Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives

by

Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning.

   In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world.  In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief and transcend loss and, following her own remarriage, forms a group with five other young widows to test these unconventional ideas.  Together, these friends summon the humor, resilience, and striving spirit essential for anyone overcoming adversity.

   Meet the Saturday Night Widows: ringleader Becky, an unsentimental journalist who lost her husband to cancer; Tara, a polished mother of two, whose husband died in the throes of alcoholism after she filed for divorce; Denise, a widow of just five months, now struggling to get by; Marcia, a hard-driving corporate lawyer; Dawn, an alluring self-made entrepreneur whose husband was killed in a sporting accident, leaving two small children behind; and Lesley, a housewife who returned home one day to find that her husband had committed suicide.

   The women meet once a month, and over the course of a year, they strike out on ever more far-flung adventures, learning to live past the worst thing they thought could happen.  They share emotional peaks and valleys – dating, parenting, moving, finding meaningful work, and reinventing themselves – while turning traditional thinking about loss and recovery upside down.  Through it all runs the story of Aikman's own journey through grief and her love affair with a man who tempts her to marry again.  In a transporting story of what friends can achieve when they hold each other up, Saturday Night Widows is a rare book that will make you laugh, think, and remind yourself that despite the utter unpredictability and occasional tragedy of life, it is also precious, fragile, and often more joyous than we recognize.

Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Synopsis:

In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, Becky Aikman—a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role—forms an unlikely group with five other young widows, each seeking a way forward in a strange and disquieting world. A warm, witty, and compassionate guide on this journey, Aikman explores surprising new discoveries about how people are transformed by adversity, learning the value of new experiences, humor, and friendship. The Saturday Night Widows band together to bring these ideas to life, striking out on ever more far-flung adventures and navigating the universal perils of finding love and meaning.

   Theirs is a transporting true story of six marriages, six heartbreaks, and one shared beginning—an inspiring testament to what friends can achieve when they hold each other up. Saturday Night Widows is the rare book that will make you laugh, think, and remind yourself that despite the utter unpredictability and occasional tragedy of life, it is also precious, fragile, and often more joyous than we recognize.

Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Synopsis:

BECKY AIKMAN IS A graduate of the School of Journalism at Columbia University. Becky Aikman was a writer and editor for Business Week and a reporter for Newsday.  She is now a journalist in New York City.

About the Author

US

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307590442
Author:
Aikman, Becky
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.97 x 5.17 x 0.77 in 0.6 lb

Other books you might like

  1. We Learn Nothing: Essays and Cartoons
    Used Hardcover $11.00
  2. Seduction in Silk (Malloren World) Used Mass Market $4.95
  3. The Last Lecture
    Used Hardcover $3.50
  4. The Sum of All Kisses Used Mass Market $3.95
  5. In Need of a Good Wife Used Trade Paper $7.50
  6. The Price of Desire (Avon Red) Used Trade Paper $7.95

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Women
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Grief
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Memoirs
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.95 In Stock
Product details 368 pages Broadway Books - English 9780307590442 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, Becky Aikman—a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role—forms an unlikely group with five other young widows, each seeking a way forward in a strange and disquieting world. A warm, witty, and compassionate guide on this journey, Aikman explores surprising new discoveries about how people are transformed by adversity, learning the value of new experiences, humor, and friendship. The Saturday Night Widows band together to bring these ideas to life, striking out on ever more far-flung adventures and navigating the universal perils of finding love and meaning.

   Theirs is a transporting true story of six marriages, six heartbreaks, and one shared beginning—an inspiring testament to what friends can achieve when they hold each other up. Saturday Night Widows is the rare book that will make you laugh, think, and remind yourself that despite the utter unpredictability and occasional tragedy of life, it is also precious, fragile, and often more joyous than we recognize.

Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

"Synopsis" by , BECKY AIKMAN IS A graduate of the School of Journalism at Columbia University. Becky Aikman was a writer and editor for Business Week and a reporter for Newsday.  She is now a journalist in New York City.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.