AUTHOR AND FOUNDER OF WIDOWS WEAR STILETTOS
CAROLE BRODY FLEET
Carole Brody Fleet is the multi-award winning author of the critically
praised national bestseller, "Widows Wear Stilettos...",
(New Horizon Press) and
"Happily EVEN After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond!) the
Grief of Widowhood" (Viva Editions); recognized as one
of the top self-improvement books of 2012 and winner
of the prestigious Books for a Better Life Award, one
of the top national awards in publishing. Carole is also
author and executive producer of the best selling CD, entitled,
"Widows Wear Stilettos: What Now?". She is the
of Widows Wear Stilettos where the widowed of all
ages find support and encouragement; helpful tips and education. Widows Wear Stilettos is proud to welcome
the widowed community in its entirety; regardless of age, gender,
technical marital status, sexual orientation or the circumstances
that surround the loss of a spouse.
Widely recognized as a leader and expert in grief and loss recovery,
Ms. Fleet is also a weekly contributor to The Huffington Post
and is a frequent guest expert on their live web show, "HuffPost
Live". Ms. Fleet makes
guest appearances on television; frequently appears as a regular guest expert on numerous radio programs in
the United States and Canada and is a featured expert in
many well-known international and national magazines, newspapers and
websites in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. She
addresses a wide variety of topics; including, but not limited to: caregiving, illness and loss / post-loss issues; as well as matters
relating to financial preparedness, financial and legal transition after loss or divorce; raising
children who have lost a parent; re-entering the world of dating and
love; multi-faceted issues facing the LGBT community, fashion, beauty, diet and exercise and most importantly,
making a return to a fulfilling and abundant life after the loss of
a spouse; as well as after any kind of loss, tragedy,
challenge or life difficulty.
Using a fresh approach and putting a unique twist on
her topics, Ms. Fleet is a popular motivational speaker to those who
have been touched by the pain and challenge of loss; as well as to those in the industries who serve both the
bereaved and those who may be facing bereavement. With her
inimitable message of "What Now and What Next", Ms. Fleet
educates, inspires and
offers practical, emotional and even humorous guidance to the
millions who have experienced loss, tragedy or a challenge in their
lives. Ms. Fleet also speaks to general audiences of all ages;
addressing such issues as goal-setting and achievement; overcoming
obstacles; time management; stress management; work and life
balance; giving back / effecting
community and societal change and finding the powerful voice within.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
Winner, Books for a
Better Life Award ("Happily Even After..." (Relationships category)
Recipient and Honoree,
Embrace Life Award, State Farm Insurance Companies
Recipient and Honoree, Board
of Directors' Outstanding Service Award (organization)
Top Three Finalist, RADICAL
Woman Award, Fourth Annual Get RADICAL Women's Conference,
Honoree, "Today's Honoree"
(May, 2012); awarded by L.J. Holloway and Derrick Hayes
Honorable Mention, Kindness
Award (non-profit); Heart At Work
Founding Case Library Author,
"The Hot Mommas Project" George Washington University,
"Widows Wear Stilettos..."
Top Rated Bestseller by Amazon USA
ABC News', "Good Morning America Now"
The Huffington Post's "HuffPost Live" appearing with celebrity designer, Nate Berkus
ABC / KGUN 9's "The Morning Blend"
(AZ) (RECURRING GUEST)
ABC / KTNV's "The Morning Blend" (NV)
ABC News 10's, "Sacramento & Company"
FOX /KSWB's "Fox 5 Morning News"
FOX / KVVU 5's "More" Morning Show
CBS / KCAL 9 News
(CA) (RECURRING GUEST)
CBS / KMOV'S "Great Day St. Louis"
CBS 2 Evening News
National Public Radio / Wisconsin Public
Radio's, "At Issue with Ben Merens"
NBC / AM Radio 1510 Boston's "Talk with
Francesca" (REGULAR GUEST)
SiriusXM's "The Tim Ridley Show" (satellite / national)
SiriusXM's "The Relationship Workshop with Jacie and Jeep"
(satellite / national) (RECURRING
KAMX 94.7 FM's (Mix 94.7) "Your Time with
Kim Iverson" (TX / nationally syndicated)
(REGULAR GUEST / FEATURED EXPERT ON "LIFELINE" CALL-IN SHOW)
WDRC-AM's "The Mary Jones Show" (CT)
WHNZ 1250 AM's and
WMGG's , "Health, Wealth and Wisdom
with Evan and Deb" (FL) (REGULAR
KPHX 1480 AM'S "The Women's Eye" with
Stacey Gualandi (AZ) (REGULAR
WBNW AM 1120 and WESO AM 970's: "The Brass
Ring" (MA) (REGULAR GUEST)
WGCV 620 AM's "Health, Wealth and
Happiness with Gary Pozsik" (SC) (REGULAR
WPAZ 1370 AM's "Great Talk Radio" (PA)
WEEU 830 AM's "Straight Talk with Nick Lawrence" (PA)
KPQ AM's "The Life with Lisa Show"
(WA) (REGULAR GUEST)
WDVR FM 89.7 / 91.9 "The Low Down"
(NJ/DE) (REGULAR GUEST)
WSVA 550 AM "Late Afternoon with Mike
Schikman" (VA) (REGULAR GUEST)
CBS / KNUS 710 AM "Single Parents Radio
with Bill McCleod (CO) (REGULAR
WOCM 98.1 FM "The Rude Awakening" (MD)
KJLL 1330 AM "Alisa's Education Talk"
(AZ) (REGULAR GUEST)
WTAN AM 1340 (TanTalk Radio) "Reaching
Peak with Joseph Price (FL)
WGTK 970 AM "Dr. Stan Frager" radio
show (KY) (RECURRING GUEST)
WHNZ 1250 AM "Senior
Voice America" (FL)
KJCE AM Talk Radio 1370 AM / KHRO 1650 AM
Talk Radio's "The Ladies Room with Lolis" (TX / MEXICO /
syndicated) (RECURRING GUEST)
WGSR AM "Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy"
(GA) (RECURRING GUEST)
WLNK 107.9 FM "The Matt and Ramona Show"
(NC) (RECURRING GUEST)
AM 580 CFRA The X-Zone Show
(CANADA / internationally syndicated)
CJAD AM 800 "Holder Tonight" (CANADA)
(interview also featured as part of a "Best Of" interview
CJOT 99.7 "Love and Lipstick"
CJFX 98.9 / 102.5 FM "Power Women Magazine
KZUM 89.3 FM "Exploring Unexplained
Phenomena" with Scott Colburn (NE)
WBCR 1470 AM "Share Your Mission" with Dr.
Winn Henderson (TN)
KKZZ 1400 AM's "Two Moms and a Mic"
WSRQ AM "Talk of the Sun Coast"
WOCA AM "AM Ocala" (FL)
KCMN AM "Tron in the Morning (CO)
WKRS 1220 AM "The Libby Collins Show"
WLNK 107.9 FM "The Satisfied Life"
WGBB 1240 AM "Up Close and Personal with
Bonnie Graham" (NY)
KWIX AM "KWIX-Land This Morning (MO)
WTBQ AM "Frank Truatt Morning Show
WKCT AM "Drive time" (KY)
WICO AM "AM Salisbury" (MD)
WAMV AM "Morning Show" (VA)
WLDY AM "Talk Line) (WI)
WYCA AM "Public Affairs with Debra Rhodes
KFNX AM "The Jackie Jones Challenge"
CRN Network "The Cindy Laverty Show"
CRN Talk Radio's "The Lee Klein Show"
"Robin Craig LIVE" Web TV / radio show
"Dr. Carole's Couch with media psychiatrist,
Dr. Carole Lieberman (RECURRING GUEST)
Blog Talk Radio Network's "Real Widow"
Blog Talk Radio Network's "Attitude Shift"
with Siobhan Shaw (RECURRING GUEST)
VoiceAmerica Network's "Empowering Moments
with Dorren Rainey" (RECURRING GUEST)
Blog Talk Radio's, "Inspirista Radio" with
Jennifer Tuma Young (RECURRING GUEST)
Blog Talk Radio's "Christian Militlary Wife
Talk" (RECURRING GUEST)
Blog Talk Radio's "The Mikki Banks
Experience" with Michelle Banks
Universal Broadcasting's "Finding Cupid" radio show with David Cruz (RECURRING GUEST)
HealthyLifeNet Radio Network's "The Lesson
Guy with Dr. Ed Poole" (RECURRING GUEST)
WebTalkRadio's "Relationships 101" with Dr.
Beth Erickson (RECURRING GUEST)
Open to Hope Network's "Open to Hope" with
Dr.'s Gloria and Heidi Horsely (RECURRING
Blog Talk Radio Network's "The Literary
Showcase" with Sharon Jenkins
Blog Talk Radio Network's "Holistic Health"
Blog Talk Radio Network's "Conscious
Discussions Radio" with Lillian Brummert
Blog Talk Radio Network's "Energy Awareness
Radio" with T Love
Blog Talk Radio's "On Purpose" radio
Blog Talk Radio Network's "The Real Cougar
Woman" with Linda Franklin
Blog Talk Radio Network's "The Paper Dolls
Blog Talk Radio Network's "Who You Calling
Old?" with M. Cecile Forte, Ph.D
Blog Talk Radio Network's "Power UP with
Blog Talk Radio Network's "The Solo Mom" with
Blog Talk Radio Network's "Love Your Path"
with Nancy Brook
Voice America's "Relationship Radio with Jim
Voice America's "The Bill McCleod Show"
Women 4 Women Network's "Susan Rich Talks"
"Real Life with Lisa Jesswein" radio show
Achieve Radio Network's "Fearlessly Speaking"
Achievement Radio's "Motivational Minds
Radio" with Justin Sachs
BBS Radio's "The Shame Free Zone"
BBS Radio's "The Donna Seebo Show"
"Inside Personal Growth" radio show
"Life Mastery Radio" with Todd Allan
"Rainbow Visions Radio" with Betsey Lewis
"The Raw Feed" radio show
"The Accidental Guru" radio show
Weekly contributor, The Huffington Post
Contributor, ThirdAge.com (ongoing / national)
Contributor, Going Bonkers? Magazine (national)
Various newsletters by businesses, grief recovery and hospice
organizations in the United States and in the United Kingdom.
with Emmy award-winning producer, Kerri Zane.
Previous contributor, AlwaysNewYou.com
TEACHING / INSTRUCTION
Speaker and Instructor, The Learning
Annex, Los Angeles, California (Writing / Publishing)
Contributing Instructor, "Healing From
Grief and Loss" CD series by Lynette Patterson
PROFILED IN ARTICLES IN / AT:
Women's World Magazine
Good Neighbor Magazine
(United States and Canada; front cover
and feature story)
Om Magazine (cover
subject and feature article)
Funeral Business Advisor
Magazine (national trade)
Wisdom Magazine (regional /
The Orange County Register (CA)
The San Diego Union-Tribune
(CA) (front page)
Los Angeles Daily News (CA
The Commercial Appeal (TN)
The Houston Chronicle (TX)
The Detroit Free Press (MI)
The San Antonio Express News
The Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Watertown Daily Times (NY)
The Albuquerque Journal (NM)
The Columbia Tribune (MO)
The Jackson Citizen Patriot
The Monterey County Herald (CA)
The Colorado Springs Gazette
The Long Beach Press Telegram
The Pittsburgh Better Times
The California Chronicle (CA)
University of New Hampshire's
The American Chronicle (world
The World Sentinel (world news)
(featured as a Notable Luminary)
Ask Wendy: The Query Queen
(multiple appearances; included as a
"Best of 2009")
WIRE SERVICE: Reuters Wire
WIRE SERVICE: McClatchy-Tribune
UPCOMING MEDIA AND OTHER APPEARANCES
"HuffPost Live" (webcast / national)
The Huffington Post (ongoing
ThirdAge.com (ongoing / national)
"Health, Wealth and Wisdom with Even and Deb"
"Real Life with Lisa Jesswein"
Blog Talk Radio's "OWN Talk
Blog Talk Radio's "Voices of the Sacred
Florida Jewish Journal (FL)
Personal appearance / presentation,
Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation's Fifth Annual Camp Widow
International Conference (West Coast), June 28-30, 2013, San
Diego, California (multiple appearances)
/ presentation, The Inside Edge
Foundation for Education, University of California at Irvine
FEATURED IN / AT:
The Huffington Post
AOL Welcome page / Headlines
(via The Huffington Post)
Reuters News Agency
Psychology Today Magazine
(national, multiple appearances)
Going Bonkers? Magazine
(national, multiple appearances)
Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine
NBC / iVillage's Health iVillage.com
FOX Business News
Military Officer Magazine
Orange Coast Magazine
(CA) (multiple appearances)
G4 / E! Entertainment
Atlanta Magazine (GA)
Valley Health Magazine (CA)
The Canada National Post
The New York Times (NY)
The Chicago Tribune (Sunday
edition; nationally syndicated)
The New York Sun (NY)
The Hartford Courant (CT)
The Staten Island Advance (NY)
The Lockport Union-Sun Journal
The Eagle Tribune (MA)
The Tucson Citizen (AZ)
The Colorado News (CO)
The Courier Post (NJ)
Grand Forks Herald (ND)
Boston Metro News (MA)
Angola Herald Republican (IN)
The Evening Star (IN)
The Fresno Bee (CA)
The Denver Examiner (CO)
The Spotter (NY)
Health for Women Magazine
The Earth Times (London /
Cayman News (Grand Cayman
Healthcare Industry Today
The Entreprenette Gazette
The Murphy Funeral Advisor
The Single Parent Digest
Match.com (Happen Magazine;
Love.MSN.com (Dating and Relating;
Suddenly Single; Lifestyle / Your Life and Faith-Based;
multiple articles and translated into
Five Recommended books)
Ragan Communications (Ragan.com)
JDate.com (J Magazine)
LookingForLove.com (Looking Magazine)
Match.com (United Kingdom / Ireland,
iSingles UK (United Kingdom)
LIfe-After-Divorce.co.uk (United Kingdom)
SELECTION OF RECENT PERSONAL APPEARANCES /
TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for
Survivors) National Military
Survivor Seminar, Washington D.C. (military)
National Fallen Firefighters Survivors Conference, Phoenix, Arizona
The Inside Edge Foundation for Education,
University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California (multiple appearances)
Special Operations Survivors Conference,
San Diego, California (military)
State Farm Insurance Companies
(Corporate Headquarters), Bloomington, Illinois
West Hollywood Book Fair (presenter
and panel moderator), West Hollywood, California
West Hollywood Public Library, West
Soaring Spirits International's Camp
Widow, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Soaring Spirits International's Camp
Widow, San Diego, California
Premier Women's Empowerment Conference /
Expo, Long Beach, California
BTS Women's Conference aboard the
Carnival Cruise Ship Elation
Orange County ALS Association, Irvine,
California (multiple appearances)
Grave Matters Conference, Beverly
Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce,
Morgan Hill (San Jose), California
Book / media tours and personal appearances
in support of "Happily Even After..." (2012-2013) and "Widows
Wear Stilettos..." (2009-2010)
CONTRIBUTOR TO / FEATURED IN:
"This is Not the Career I Ordered:
Empowering Strategies from Women Who Recharged, Reignited and
Reinvented Their Careers" (Reinvention Press); a book on
career change and reinvention (first and second editions)
"Living Life After Divorce & Widowhood"
(Atlantic Publishing Company)
"Don't Ever Call Me Ma'am"
(Advantage Media Group)
"Bookkeeping Basics for Freelance
Writers" (Crystal Press)
"It Takes All Five" (Morgan
"Reinvention is a Mother", a
forthcoming book by Marla Ginsburg
"Making Peace with Suicide", a
forcoming book by Adele McDowell, Ph.D
A forthcoming book by New York City Assistant
District Attorney Jill Starishevsky written for grieving
A forthcoming book by Brett Blumenthal on
A forthcoming book on how to properly pitch
A forthcoming book by Bernadette Ross on
overcoming obstacles in the writing / publishing industry
A forthcoming book on niche marketing and
A forthcoming book on caregiving to and for
the chronically ill
**All media information is current as of
1, 2013. Additional media and personal appearances will schedule and occur after this
date; please consult Widows Wear Stilettos or their
representatives for further information
"I really admire your organization
really believe in what you're doing. It's an unbelievable testament
Nate Berkus, celebrity designer and host of the Emmy Award-winning,
"The Nate Berkus Show
presentation is frank and interspersed with bits of honest humor.
The text is easy to read, with charts and tips sprinkled throughout.
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
Brody Fleet is an A-plus guest. She is one of the best authors I've
ever interviewed and you will be thrilled to have her as a guest".
Publisher, Radio-TV Interview Report (USA / CANADA)
brings compassion and laughter to what is often considered a 'taboo'
topic. There is so much 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"
REVIEWS / TESTIMONIALS
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR AND
GRIEF RECOVERY EXPERT
CAROLE BRODY FLEET
"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" (national)
"They may have lost what took a lifetime to find, but Carole wants
young widows to know...they're not alone."
Stacy Butler, Correspondent, CBS 2 News at 5:00 p.m. (CA)
"Your book will be really good for women because you need a little bit of a
lighter side. This is great."
Jodi Moreno, Host, ABC News 10's, "Sacramento & Company"
"You were great! Several of my colleagues commented on how at ease
you were in front of the camera and how clearly your message came
Angela Hill, Producer, ABC News', "Good Morning America Now"
segment was amazing...you should be on TV every day."
Kristi Kline, Executive Producer, ABC/KGUN's, "The Morning
ON-AIR: "Carole is really such a
shining light for women everywhere".
Kim Iverson, Host, "Your Time with Kim Iverson"
are a remarkable woman with a great cause".
Francesca Bastarache, "Talk with
Francesca" NBC / AM Radio 1510
is one of those remarkable women who turned grief into something
positive. She has a busy schedule of media appearances all across
the country and her experiences have made her a grief counselor to
many, and an advocate for those who are dealing with the painful
loss of a loved one."
Lolis Garcia-Babb, Host, "The Ladies Room with Lolis",
KJCE AM Talk Radio 1370 AM and KHRO 1650 AM Talk Radio (TX / MEXICO
"This is a subject that people weren't talking about, but thanks to you, they
are now. I think what you're doing is fantastic and you're
doing phenomenal work".
Stacy Gualandi, Host, "The Women's Eye", KPHX 1480 AM
sense that Carole cares a lot about people going through loss. What
a great resource this is that can be used in a number of settings.
Scott Colborn, Host, "Exploring Unexplained Phenomena",
KZUM 89.3 (NE)
"Carole is a foremost expert on grief recovery and all the issues
that it involves. We love having her as a frequent guest on the
Mary Jones, Host, "The Mary Jones Mid-Day Magazine",
you say is great information for people going through all kinds of
loss. It's a great place to get advice".
Evan Gold, Host, "Health,
Wealth and Wisdow with Evan and Deb", WHNZ 1250 AM (FL)
"It's so nice to talk to a person who's making such a positive
difference in the world".
Rob McConnell Host / Producer, "The X-Zone",
AM 580 CFRA Ottawa (CANADA / USA / syndicated)
"You are a joy, you're doing God's work and a difficult task for an
important segment of our population".
Mike Schikman, Host, "Late Afternoon with Mike Schikman",
WSVA 550 AM (VA)
"I've wanted to do this show for a long time and was
looking for the perfect guest. Carole is a great woman who is doing
great things - she's a breath of fresh air. She's spunky and fun
and all about helping others find a way to move on".
Lisa Bradshaw, Host, "The Life with Lisa Show", KPQ-AM (WA)
time we have Carole Brody Fleet on, I'm enriched."
Jack Thompson, Guest Host, "Health,
Wealth and Happiness with Gary Pozsik"
book is such a great resource; I wish we'd had this years ago".
Deb Bailey, Host, "Power Women Magazine" Radio",
CJFX Calgary (CANADA)
"I can understand why Carole has been so successful with her
books because she has such a huge heart and comes with a wealth of
Sharon Jenkins, Host, "The Literary Showcase"
"I keep saying the title,
"Widows Wear Stilettos..."
because it's so
Laurie Giles, Host, "What Now?" (worldwide)
"Carole is a
regular on our show and we love her. When we announced that you
were going to be on the show, a number of people wrote and said how
excited they were that you were going to be on. Whether you're a
widow or not, this is a book that you have to add to your library".
Siobhan Shaw, Host, "Attitude Shift"
"You are a joy to work with and a
joy to the countless number of people you are serving".
Pete Peters, Host, "Boomer and the Babe" (worldwide)
ON-AIR: "I am so impressed with the
work you're doing. Being able to go to a source like this is
Lillian Brummert, Host, "Conscious Discussions" radio show
(CANADA / worldwide)
"I'm so struck by your passion that comes through
your words. You are an inspiration".
Susyn Reeve, M.Ed., Host, "On Purpose"
radio show (worldwide)
you SO much for being our guest. You were wonderful to talk to and
had such great advice for us all. The time really flew by! Hopefully
we can have you back on again very soon!"
Jacie and Jeep, Hosts, "The Relationship
Workshop with Jacie and Jeep", SiriusXM Channel 106
"It was a pleasure to have you on the program to share your
knowledge of life as a young widow and to talk about your book,
"Widows Wear Stilettos...". What you had to say was food
for thought for our listening audience. It is clear that several
years ago when you had a need for information and couldn"t find it,
rather than crawl into a shell, you decided to be proactive and
create the very venue that so many need. You are to be commended
for your efforts."
Peter Anthony Holder, Host,
"Holder Tonight", CJAD Montreal / CFRB Toronto (CANADA)
"I want to thank you again for being on my show, and for being such
a wonderful guest. I've received a number of calls thanking me for
having you on the show. If there is anything I can do to help
promote you and your important message, I hope that you will feel
free to ask. Stay focused on your mission to reach the many who
need to hear your story and message."
Nick Lawrence, Host, "Great Talk Radio", WPAZ-AM (PA) /
"Straight Talk with Nick Lawrence", WEEU-AM (PA)
"Thanks for your contribution on the show. I really appreciated
having you and I must say you held the fort down splendidly. We
will be looking forward to working with you again; keep on doing
what you're doing."
Joseph Price, Host,
"Reaching Peak with Joseph Price", WTAN-AM 1340 (TanTalk Radio) (FL)
"I enjoy having you on [the show]. I like the dual purpose of your
program. While people have come to the place where they can accept
that divorce might be something that happens to them, I think that
people are reluctant to believe that loss can happen and might not
make preparations. I think this is as important as the emotional
aspects of widowhood and I'm glad that you are speaking to both."
Victoria Ann Davis, Host,
"The Low Down",
"We were so glad to have you on the show...you're a peach!"
Ron Freshour, Producer, "Your Time with Kim Iverson" (nationally syndicated)
"Thank you so much for being such a great guest and doing
another great interview! We look forward to having you back on in
the near future. I love the website and all of the postings! You
are on your way to the top!!!!"
Dr. Adam Shafran, Host,
Fitness and the Fat Guy",
been a previous guest on the show, and I love her wit and wisdom.
Thanks for being there for the people who need your
kind of support the most."
Alisa Cook, Host,
"Alisa's Education Talk",
KJLL "The Jolt" 1330-AM (AZ)
"I have been talking about our interview all day. I had such a
blast with you; your topics are so far reaching."
Jackie Jones, Host,
"The Jackie Jones Challenge",
(AZ / worldwide)
"Thank you Carole, for an excellent interview. We will work
together again...you are a class act!"
Bonnie D. Graham, Host,
Close and Personal with Bonnie D. Graham",
WGBB 1240 (NY)
/ WEB MEDIA
"Carole Brody Fleet's first book is an impressive and overdue look
into the complex, many-shades-of-gray, and 'Did he really just say
that!?' reality of a woman on a long and arduous emotional journey.
"Widows Wear Stilettos..." also includes useful note taking and diary space, as well as quizzes,
recipes, exercise tips and our favorite, 'Carole's Hair Prayer.
Written with empathy, courage and humor, if you feel like you're
alone [in] dealing with widowhood, Carole assures you with the
voice of a close friend that you're not."
Valley Health Magazine
"[The] author has created a wise and practical guide for young
widows on how to recover, cope, heal, and find a fulfilling
"Carole Brody Fleet offers advice and humor in the book, 'Widows
Wear Stilettos...' to help young widows cope
The Orange County Register
"A young widow holds out a helping hand to others who have lost
The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Mourning and depression give way to 'Widows
Wear Stilettos...'; a touching and funny
The Monterey County Herald
widow reclaims her life through writing - tragedy
pushes Carole Brody Fleet to help others dealing with loss".
The Houston Chronicle
"The title of [Carole Brody Fleet's] book is catchy, but [the]
sentiment is powerful and necessary for those who feel alone".
The Los Angeles Daily News
" 'Widows Wear Stilettos' " is a must for anyone who has faced the
tragedy of losing a spouse".
The Midwest Book Review
"Carole Brody Fleet, herself a young widow, offers a book that is a
contemporary guide, showing what steps widows need to take to cope
and heal, reassuring that life isn't over, and that one will love,
laugh and live again. This book is sure to help".
Bookviews.com (January, 2009 "Pick of the Month")
"I had the great pleasure of featuring
Carole in my book about women's career reinvention. She is a savvy
author herself and a genuine professional with wisdom and compassion
to share with others. 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. Carole is a
class act in every way and it's a pleasure to be a colleague in the
field who shares her mission of women's empowerment!"
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. I appreciate and respect all that
Carissa Chesanek, Editor, "The Rundown" (FL)
you for being a great source with actionable tips for my readers"
Carmichael Lester, journalist
"I would certainly find solace in Carole Brody Fleet's spirit and
what she has created to offer help. Her upbeat and accommodating
[interview] response helped me understand why so many women rely on
Wear Stilettos...' as a source of support and
encouragement. Carole generously communicated the essence of her
message to me, as I'm sure she does to everyone she
encounters - widows especially. Her intention is simple: to keep women
who have faced loss from feeling hopeless and purposeless. Not only
is she there as a source of support for grieving women, but she's
also created an entire community to encourage women to stay inspired
and excited about life, even in the face of tragedy. I have no
doubt that if I showed up at her doorstep in need of a good meal and
a gossip fest, she'd offer me
a chicken turnover and some
great tips on how to embrace
Isabel Cowles, writer, FindingDulcinea.com
Winner, "Books for a Better Life" Award
FOREWORD (in part):
fellow widow on the same journey, the most important point that
Carole intertwines in
Happily EVEN After
is that you start to know
'you'. She lights up your darkness like a Fairy Godmother, holding
your hand while being honest, funny, and realistic. Carole makes you
think, laugh, and cry as she guides you on the path to your new
Happily EVEN After
will remind you to never forget the past but enjoy the present and
not be afraid of the future that you are in control of having,
without guilt. Carole is a true angel and inspiration and you will
realize that you are not alone as
Happily EVEN After
relates, sympathizes, guides, empowers, and mentors as you move
forward with a life of abundance".
Kline, Host, Bravo TV's "Launch My Line"
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".
Woodruff, Contributor, CBS News' "CBS This Morning"; New York
Times #1 bestselling author, "In an Instant" and
"Learning to live happily after the experience of
devastating loss is among the most important lessons that can ever
be taught. Carole Brody Fleet not only teaches these lessons, she
dares to answer the questions that many are afraid to ask; wrapped
in warmth and hope for a brighter future".
Shimoff, New York Times #1 bestselling co-author, "Chicken Soup
for the Woman's Soul" and "Love for No Reason"; featured
teacher in "The Secret"; host of "Happy for No Reason"
loss of a soulmate can seem like the end of the world. "Happily
Even After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond) the Grief of
is an inspirational read from Carole Brody Fleet as she shares her
own story of grief and struggle after losing her husband, leaving
her without the man she thought to grow old with. With advice on
adapting to a new life as a single person once more, grieving,
moving on and much more, "Happily Even After" is a must for
self-help and inspirational collections. Highly recommended.
Midwest Book Review
Fleet's answers to the questions that she has received from the many
people who have turned to her for advice are found in this book. Her
advice is always solid, thoughtful, helpful and wise. I felt as if I
was listening to a wise, older sister, helping me learn how to
navigate a whole new way of living. I highly recommend this book to
any reader---widow or widower--- who must enter this new and
bewildering world. Her mantra is: 'You can honor the past. You can
treasure your past. You can love your past----but you do not have to
live in your past.' If you have ever met someone who can't stop
talking about their past, who can't stop reliving the joys of the
past, who can't let or go of the clothing or the stories or the
memories of his or her partner who is gone, you will understand this
mantra. This book is a wonderful mixture of practical advice and
wisdom. It contains guidance on such topics as how do you start your
own checking account, and which hand do you wear your wedding ring
on, and it contains guidance on such profound topics as 'Why me?'
and what does it get you to keep asking that question. If you are
happily married, I suggest that you buy this book and put it away
just in case, for if you ever need guidance on how to recover from
the loss of a partner and on how to begin over again after the
amputation of a relationship, this is a book that you ought to have.
It is a book that will help you heal."
Brody Fleet is a breath of fresh air for widows, sharing her own
experiences with other widows. With chapters on emotions, finances,
children, reactions of family and friends, dating and more, Fleet
addresses many of the questions, offering widows a way to discover
answers for themselves. This reviewer, also a widow, cannot add any
more, except to comment on how refreshing it was to be encouraged to
move on, not to 'get over it' "
City Book Review
(San Francisco / Sacramento) (CA)
makes it clear that the grief one feels after the loss of a husband
or wife cannot be rushed. It takes time to rearrange and readjust
one's life. She also has fresh things to say about the intricacies
of intimacy, returning to the workplace, the grief of children, and
remarriage. This book is recommended for its authentic depiction of
the widow's experience.
Frederic Brussat, Co-Editor,
"Spirituality & Practice"
"The author of ''Widows
Wear Stilettos...' has done it
again! 'Happily Even After...'
critical gap that aims to support the widowed mother thereby
supporting her children.
By speaking honestly and from experience, Carole Brody Fleet conveys
her respect and understanding of the unchartered territory of
widowhood. This book is a beacon of hope in a sea of darkness. A
true survivor's survival guide."
Starishevsky, Assistant District Attorney, New York City, NY and
author of "My Body Belongs to Me"
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,
"Chock full of personal questions and powerful
answers, "Happily EVEN After" is full of compassionate and heart
healing advice. 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, "The Power of Wow: A Guide to
Unleashing the Confident, Sexy You"
after the loss of a beloved, when all seems bleak and hopeless, it
is possible to find your way out of despair. Filled with
compassionate understanding, practical guidance and honest
reassurance that a meaningful life awaits, "Happily Even After" is a
worthy companion for your journey."
Ford, author of "Every Day Love: The
Delicate Art of Caring for Each Other"
lost my wife when she was 34, I know how devastating loss can be.
Carole Brody Fleet does too. But she also knows the importance of
living a fulfilling life after a loss. With comforting and
easy-to-digest answers to many difficult post-grief questions,
"Happily EVEN After" provides comforting must-have advice for anyone
dealing with the changes and challenges of losing a loved one."
Allen Klein, author of, "Change
Your Life!: A Little Book of Big Ideas"
wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to you for your
presentation. The information you present is so practical and
unpretentious and totally responsive to each individual's journey,
wherever they find themselves at the moment in time. It is a
welcome reprieve from messages full of 'shoulds' and judgment. You
light up the room with your warmth and genuine devotion to sharing
your experience in service to others and you do this for people
whenever you speak".
Dr. Adrian Windsor, Program Director, The Inside Edge Foundation for
Education, University of California at Irvine
"Carole is an extraordinary woman by any standards. From major
adversity she reinvented herself and started
Widows Wear Stilettos
to help others going through pain and suffering. It has been my
pleasure to know and be inspired by Carole for years now, and when I
see her press releases, I know she is doing great work somewhere. If
you get the chance to meet Carole or see her speak, take the time to
do so - it is time well spent."
Host, "Amtower Off Center", WFED, 1050 AM
D.C.) and author, "Why Epiphanies Never Occur to Coach
did a fantastic job. Our agents and employees really get the
message when it comes from someone who has experienced the life
events you have experienced."
Carol Carey-Odekirk, Corporate Communications / Public Relations,
State Farm Insurance Companies
Brody Fleet gave a really wonderful author talk at our library and
made a hugely successful effort to connect with those in
attendance. She delivered a heartfelt and emotionally powerful
message that was laced with brilliant dashes of humor, which
provided ample levity during her discussion of how to deal with,
overcome, and move past the grief that comes with the loss of a
loved one. Carole also tailored her talk to focus on our LGBT
community, providing insightful responses to questions posed by the
audience, as well as sharing relevant experiences and anecdotes
garnered from her years as a motivational speaker. It's obvious
from her discussion of the topic that she has done due diligence
and provided those experiencing grief from the loss of a partner
with a much-needed resource in her new book,
'Happily Even After: A Guide to Getting
Through (and Beyond) the Grief of Widowhood'.
We wouldn't hesitate to have Carole
back again for another opportunity to hear a great speaker with a
very important message for those who have experienced the loss of a
Kurt Thum, Adult Programming / Event Manager, West
Hollywood Public Library, West Hollywood, California
Brody Fleet's presentation was a gift to everyone. Ms. Brody Fleet
shares her stories with humor and honesty [and] her vibrant
personality and witty delivery provide both comic relief and a
lighthearted approach. Our participants responded to not only her
generous spirit, but to her message of hope. I highly recommend
Carole Brody Fleet as a presenter to any group that wants to laugh,
learn, and look forward to tomorrow".
Michelle Neff Hernandez, Executive
Director Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation
"Carole Brody Fleet is a dynamo. After having
experienced the pain of widowhood, Carole decided to turn that 'life
lemon' into buckets of lemonade. Through her books, speaking, TV,
and radio appearances Carole helps countless women not just survive
but thrive after becoming widowed. Carole is hard-working,
detail-oriented, creative, uplifting, and just plain fun to be
around. If you've got a chance to work with Carole, it's an
opportunity that should not be passed up!"
Manisha Thakor, Contributing Financial Expert,
"ABC World News Now"; bestselling author, "On Your Own Two Feet..."
"Get Financially Naked..." (Adams
Media); Founder, Women's Financial Literacy
is a talented speaker and gifted writer. She brings the human
element to the table with regard to life experiences and business
savvy. We have shared the stage on a number of occasions and she
never fails to 'wow' the audience in terms of originality and
Anthony Klune, Instructor, Long Beach City College,
Long Beach, CA
"You are a fabulous speaker with great presence, excellent material
content and perfect flow to your topic. Thank you for providing
such a wealth of topics to speak on and I heard very good feedback
from the people who attended. You are an amazing woman and a great
role model to many - you are rising to the top and taking us along
Harriet Pecot, Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce, Morgan Hill,
"Carole speaks meaningfully to people across the generations. She is
enlightening and empowering as she relates her personal story of
struggle, loss, and hope. Carole Brody Fleet is very bright,
engaging, and wise - listening to her speak is a rewarding
Rabbi Nanci Myers, Temple Beth David, Westminster, California
As a girly girl, I just love the title of this
organization! Named after Carole Brody Fleet's [first] book, it just
rocks as a stand alone. I had the opportunity to meet Carole when
attending a workshop she did about dating at Camp Widow. At the
time, it had been over a year since I had remarried and divorced out
of widowhood. Extremely grateful for her tips, I enjoyed her bubbly
yet keep-it-real personality so much I joined the monthly
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