WIDOWISH: A Memoir of Love, Loss & Love Again (Little A, 2021)
Widowish: A Memoir of Love, Loss & Love Again, is Melissa Gould's personal journey through grief and beyond. When her beloved husband dies unexpectedly, Melissa is left to forge a life without him and raise their young daughter on her own. She soon realized that she didn’t fit the typical mold of widowhood or meet the expectations of mourning. She didn’t look like a widow or act like a widow, but she felt like one. She was widowish. A modern take on loss, Widowish illuminates the the twists of fate that break our world, the determination that keeps us moving forward, and the surprises in life we never see coming.
Melissa Gould’s essays on love, loss, and “only” parenting can be found in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and more. She is also an award-winning screenwriter who has worked on such shows as Bill Nye the Science Guy, Beverly Hills 90210, Party of Five and Lizzie McGuire. As a “mompreneur,” she appeared on the Rachael Ray Show, Access Hollywood and other “info-tainment” programs. Her book, Widowish: A Memoir of Love, Loss & Love Again will be available via Little A Books in 2021. She lives in Los Angeles, CA. Find her at www.widowish.com.