Black widow : a sad-funny journey through grief for people who normally avoid books with words like "journey" in the title / Leslie Gray Streeter

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Material Type
Book
Author
Streeter, Leslie Gray,
Publication Info.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.

Details

Edition
First edition.
Description
viii, 262 pages ; 22 cm
Summary
"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 favorite 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 aging, 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." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Streeter, Leslie Gray.
African American women -- Biography.
Widows -- Biography.
Adoptive parents -- Biography.
Bereavement -- Social aspects -- United States.
Widowhood -- United States.
African American women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Single mothers -- United States.
American wit and humor.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement.
African American women -- Social conditions.
American wit and humor.
Bereavement -- Social aspects.
Single mothers.
Widowhood.
United States.
Genre/Form
Autobiographies.
Humor.
ISBN
9780316490719 (hardcover)
0316490717 (hardcover)