Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives by Becky Aikman
This book had potential, but it tried to do too much. If it had focused solely on Aikman's grief, I think that would have been enough. But adding in five other women made it more confusing. It was difficult to differentiate between the five women, and they never became separate, distinct people in my mind. Thus, I never really came to care about any of them.
I did appreciate some of the candid conversations among the women about socially taboo topics like dating and sex after spouse loss. I haven't read any grief memoirs that go very near those topics at all.
I also liked how she wrote, "...grief is a process of finding comfort." Very true, but this book tries to tell too many stories of too many ladies trying to do so.
Posted by Elaine at 7:00 AM