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Melissa Gould’s uplifting and deeply moving memoir of grieving outside the box and the surprising nature of love.

When Melissa Gould's husband, Joel, was unexpectedly hospitalized, she could not imagine how her life was about to change. Overwhelmed as his condition tragically worsened, she had to believe that while Joel’s loss was permanent, so was their love.

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Expected publication: February 2nd 2021 by Little A
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Michellene DeBonis
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As the title implies, this memoir offers a first person account of what it's like to suddenly lose a spouse and have your world upended — but it's SO MUCH more than that! The author takes us on a moving journey that begins over 20 years ago when she first meets her late husband, through the gut wrenching experience of becoming widowed and its aftermath, and finally, her personal journey to find acceptance, love and happiness. The emotional devastation felt by the author is palpable throughout th ...more
Jenny Lisk
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was honored to read an Advance Reader Copy of Melissa Gould’s new memoir, Widowish. Melissa generously shares her journey with us, and shares her perspective and reflections on being both a younger-than-usual widowed person, and a widowed parent of a teenager. People wanting to better understand grief and loss, and the widow experience, will learn a lot from this book. People who are widowed themselves will feel less alone after reading it.
Susan Berin
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I loved reading this book and believe it will resonate with anyone who has faced challenges in their personal life. It ends on a hopeful note and shows us that we all have the ability to triumph over tragedy.
Melissa Mcalevey
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This book was amazing, I couldn’t put it down. It made me laugh, cry and everything in between. I loved having a front row seat for this love story!
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Melissa Gould's essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and more. She's an award-winning screenwriter whose credits include Bill Nye, the Science Guy; Party of Five; Beverly Hills, 90210; and Lizzie McGuire. As a "mompreneur" she appeared on the Rachael Ray Show, Access Hollywood and other "info-tainment" programs. Her book ...more

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“I felt like I was failing at widowhood. I missed my husband, but no one knew that when they looked at me. They just saw a mom with blonde highlights going to yoga, picking up her daughter from school, buying groceries at Trader Joe’s. And now I was at a party with a date when I should have been home, grieving, all alone.
I didn’t look like a widow. I wasn’t acting like a widow. But I felt like a widow.
I guess I was just widowish.”
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