Widows Wear Stilettos
A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow
by Carole Brody Fleet and Syd Harriet, Ph.D., Psy.D
Widowhood is a frightening prospect for any woman, but the reality of becoming a widow in your forties, thirties or twenties can be terrifying Not only must one face normal grief, but also the additional painful issues that arise with the death of a young person.
Because of catastrophic events such as the Oklahoma City Bombing, the World Trade Center tragedy, the Gulf and Iraqi Wars, the demographic of young widows has grown suddenly and dramatically Out of 10 million single mothers in the U. S., over 40 percent are widows and that doesn’t take into account young widows without children Many survivors face financial insecurity and isolation, because their contemporaries are married, single by choice or unable to relate to the young widow.
Widows Wear Stilettos deals sensitively and insightfully with the many problems and questions facing the young widow: grief and high intensity emotions, managing the practical (financial issues, who to contact and when, what paperwork will be needed) to the emotional (depression, transitory feelings, helping young and adolescent children, counseling, coping with in-laws, returning to work) to the personal (health, self-awareness, empowerment, diet and exercise) This helpful book shows how life can again be fulfilling and promising, offering the gifts of hope and promise
- Winner of the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation's Outstanding Service Award, "presented to an organization who has made a significant impact in and contributions to the widowed community throughout the past year".
- Life support guide for young widows.
- Step by step guide through grief process to recovery.
- 20 city talk radio tour
- Targeted mailing to print, television and radio media
- Advertising in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookPage, Baker & Taylor (Forecast and Book Alert) and Ingram
- Co-op available
Carole Brody Fleet is the owner and founder of the website www.WidowsWearStilettos.com, as well as a popular motivational speaker and a coach for widows and caregivers. Widowed at forty with a young daughter, she has been featured in many magazines, newspapers and websites, including Psychology Today, The Houston Chronicle, More, Cosmopolitan, Military Officer, Philadelphia Daily News and Orange County Register. She is a contributing expert to the Hartford Courant and Boston Metro News. She resides in Lake Forest, California with her daughter, three cats and over 100 pairs of shoes.
Syd Harriet, Ph.D., Psy.D has two doctorates, one in Interpersonal and Family Communications from the University of Oregon and the second in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral Science from the University of Denver. He has been a licensed psychotherapist in private practice since 1983, has written numerous articles on bereavement and conducts monthly workshops and seminars offering support strategies for coping with divorce, loss of a loved one, friend, health, home, income and even a pet. He resides in Fresno, California.
Visit the Widows Wear Stilettos website at widowswearstilettos.com.
A New Horizon Press 2009 Release
Nonfiction, 5 ½ x 8 ¼, 224 pages
LC #2008925056, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-339-3 (pb), $14.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-361-4 (eBook), $14.95