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ISBN 978-1-936740-13-0
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Happily Even After

A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond) the Grief of Widowhood

A Compassionate and Comprehensive Guide for Anyone Who Has Lost a Spouse or Life Partner

"Learning to live happily after the experience of devastating loss is among the most important lessons that can ever be taught. Carole Brody Fleet dares to answer the questions that many are afraid to ask." —Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

Inside Happily Even After you will learn how to:

• Live as a single person in a couple's world

• Rekindle neglected friendships and start new ones

• Transform holidays back into joyous, memorable occasions

• Reintegrate into the workplace

• Give yourself permission to explore dating

• Find grief groups and choose one if that's right for you

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"It’s all in here—the emotions, the financial details, the scream you want to scream and the hand you want to hold; all served up with the kindness and humor that can make a gal feel a lot less alone."
—Lenore Skenazy, syndicated columnist and author of Free-Range Kids… 

"With a wisdom garnered from experience, Carole Brody Fleet's comforting, hand-held approach will help you move through the anguish of being 'half' and into the life-inspiring solace of feeling whole again."
—Lori Bryant-Woolridge, author of The Power of Wow: A Guide to Unleashing the Confident, Sexy You

"I like this book because it has spunk and because it is practical and not preachy. Happily Even After offers a strong list of referrals and itself is a powerful guide to navigating a tough course."
—Linda Hawes Clever, MD, author of The Fatigue Prescription

"Filled with compassionate understanding, practical guidance and honest reassurance that a meaningful life awaits, Happily Even After is a worthy companion for your journey."
—Judy Ford, author of Every Day Love: The Delicate Art of Caring for Each Other 

"What a comfort to know that while no one wants to 'need' it, there is a book that will help widows in a unique, compassionate and contemporary way. Encouraging a smile while tackling tough subjects and providing necessary support and education, this book will be invaluable to those so badly in need."
—Lee Woodruff, Family Contributor, ABC News' Good Morning America; New York Times #1 bestselling author, In an Instant… and Perfectly Imperfect

"Carole brings compassion and laughter to what is often considered a 'taboo' topic. There is so much in this book that is helpful to all people at all stages of life. [Carole is] a rare combination of professionalism and a good heart!"
—Dr. Carole Lieberman, Media Expert, Psychiatrist and Host, Dr. Carole's Couch

"I had the great pleasure of featuring Carole in my book about women's career reinvention. Her books, seminars and resources are incredibly beneficial for widows and beyond and I appreciate her real world approach to a very difficult subject matter."
—Caroline Dowd-Higgins, Author, This is Not the Career I Ordered… 

"Carole is a wonderful writer who shows passion for her work and for others. It's clear she is able to touch lives everyday with her ability to reach out and comfort those who have experienced a significant loss in their lives."
—Carissa Chesanek, Editor, The Rundown

CAROLE BRODY FLEET is a popular motivational speaker who appears before general audiences, corporations, and organizations. A regular guest on local, regional, national, and international media, she lives in Los Angeles.