Audience response to Elaine Bridgman’s talk at the August meeting of the Rotary Club of Indialantic was not only receptive but notable for the laughter it elicited throughout. Brief, one-line follow-up summations from the audience were most interesting:
“Learn to love yourself again before moving on.”
“Stay away from men and get a dog.”
“Have some wine.”
Well done, Ms. Bridgman!
Jim H., Rotary Club of Indialantic
I have learned so much from Elaine’s book. This is my second time being widowed, my last husband died three years ago. I learned that it’s OK to have men for friends without any kind of commitment. It is also helping with closure. I am forever grateful to my friend for giving me this book. When I finish reading it, I have promised it to a close friend, so that she can benefit also.
With such a serious subject, you would not expect the book to be so
funny, I really enjoyed the positive perspective, and I loved that I can
play the C.D. version in my car for added understanding.
I thoroughly enjoyed “How To Be A Widow”, and have passed it on to two friends. One is a recent widow, and the other has been widowed for several years. Thank you so much for sharing, and I wish you every success.
When I left her debut seminar, I felt highly motivated to take control of my life. She gave me renewed strength to concentrate on my own self interest. I was afraid it would make me cry and miss my husband more, but she uplifted me and was quite funny.
I was the only man at her seminar, and I had to admit she was mostly right when she described our species. She is brutally honest.
I love her style of writing, and her British accent. Her audio book is lovely to listen to. I got both the book, and the audio book for a special discount.
Once people know about her, and that she actually helps non profit clubs do a fundraiser, with her talks and seminars, and book discounts, she will be so busy. She’s a winner.
I never thought of being alone as a gift, before reading her book. Nor did I think of losing my husband as a chance to redesign my life, and take charge of my own future. Getting your life back by default is actually true. I can’t wait to actually hear her in person.