Books on dating widowers


14-Mar-2017 10:14

It was sad, and well written, and ultimately pointless. I’m very proud of How to Talk To a Widower, even if I still can’t quite get used to the title.

The characters weren’t coming alive for me, and it showed. The beat lasted around seven months, during which everything I wrote was crap. Sure, on the surface it’s about death and grief, but really it’s about life and love and family and the myriad ways there are to screw up all three.

And Debbie, who’s engaged to Doug’s ex-best friend and manically determined to pull off the perfect wedding at any cost. And when he starts dipping his toes into the shark-infested waters of the second-time around dating scene, it isn’t long before his new life is spinning hopelessly out of control, cutting a harrowing and often hilarious swath of sexual missteps and escalating chaos across the suburban landscape. "Beautifully crafted", "Fantastically funny." "Compulsively readable." Jonathan Tropper has earned wild acclaim—-and comparisons to Nick Hornby and Tom Perrotta—for his biting humor and insightful portrayals of families in crisis and men behaving badly.

And Debbie, who’s engaged to Doug’s ex-best friend and manically determined to pull off the perfect wedding at any cost. And when he starts dipping his toes into the shark-infested waters of the second-time around dating scene, it isn’t long before his new life is spinning hopelessly out of control, cutting a harrowing and often hilarious swath of sexual missteps and escalating chaos across the suburban landscape. Jonathan Tropper is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including Everything Changes, This Is Where I Leave You, and One Last Thing Before I Go.

More about Jonathan Tropper Jonathan Tropper is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including Everything Changes, This Is Where I Leave You, and One Last Thing Before I Go.

Then there are Doug’s sisters: his bossy twin, Clair, who’s just left he husband and moved in with Doug, determined to rouse him from his Grieving stupor.

Before that, it started as a highly morbid and inappropriate dinner conversation.



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