"Carole Brody Fleet is changing the face and style of widowhood. It's a very unique look at an unusual problem these days that is affecting a lot of women." - Deborah Roberts, Correspondent, ABC News', "Good Morning America Now"
"Motivational speaker and coach Fleet, who was widowed at 40 and has since made numerous guest appearances on television and radio, offers a guide for women who have also experienced the loss of a partner at a young age. Fleet's presentation is frank and interspersed with bits of honest humor. The text is easy to read, with charts and tips sprinkled throughout. Fleet, with psychotherapist Harriet, provides information on how to organize details such as funeral arrangements, wills, social security, and insurance at a time when organization is the last thing a new widow may want to face. She discusses emotional, physical, and spiritual health and finishes by focusing on living the rest of your life. This is a book about hope, and women will want to read it and share it with others, regardless of marital status or age. An essential addition to every public library" - The Library Journal
"[The] author has created a wise and practical guide for young widows on how to recover, cope, heal, and find a fulfilling life." - Orange Coast Magazine
"Carole Brody Fleet offers advice and humor in the book,' Widows Wear Stilettos...' to help young widows cope with loss." - The Orange County Register
"A young widow holds out a helping hand to others who have lost their husbands" - The San Diego Union-Tribune
About the Author
Carole Brody Fleet is the award-winning author and founder of Widows Wear Stilettos and WidowsWearStilettos.com, as well as a popular motivational speaker and coach to those having experienced loss, tragedy or life challenge. She has been featured on national, regional and local television, including ABC News', "Good Morning America Now" and is a regular guest on numerous radio programs; both nationally and internationally. She is featured in magazines, newspapers and websites, including: Psychology Today Magazine, Woman's World Magazine, Military Officer Magazine, The Orange County Register, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Detroit Free-Press and The Houston Chronicle. Using a fresh approach, putting a unique "twist" on her topics, and with her own inimitable message of "What Now and What Next", Ms. Fleet educates, enlightens and offers practical, emotional and even humorous guidance, education and support to the millions who have experienced loss; becoming widely recognized as an expert in the areas of bereavement and grief recovery.
Ms. Fleet is an honoree and recipient of the 2008 Embrace Life Award from State Farm Insurance Companies and is a Founding Case Library Author for, "The Hot Mommas Project"; housed at George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Syd Harriet, Ph.D, Psy.D has one doctorate in interpersonal and family communications from the University of Oregon and a 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 the loss of a loved one, friend, health, home, income and even the loss of a pet.