by Alexandra Owens
The Real Housewives of New York isn't back until March 11 (hurry up, already), but lucky for us, cast member Carole Radziwill's first novel, The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating (Henry Holt), is on shelves now. For our February issue, I spoke with her about the inspiration behind the book, how to find the right guy, and losing her widow virginity.
How did you decide to write a novel? It came out of a conversation I was having with a girlfriend of mine, Christiane [Amanpour]. I was sharing some dating stories and laughing about how painful but curious it was to date again after being with my husband for ten years. She suggested that I keep a journal, and I thought it would make a funny book. She even came up with the title.
What was the hardest part of getting back out there? Losing my widow virginity--I sound like an 18-year-old! Because of the grief process, you just want to get it overRead More »from Real Housewife Carole Radziwill on 'The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating'