Debbie Weiss, Author
Hi, I’m Debbie, a writer, former lawyer and current unemployed slacker who started writing after I lost my husband in 2013. I write about widowhood, dating at midlife, and the decrease in the quality of middle-aged men.
I want to offer hope that life gets better after a devastating loss. It just takes waaaay longer than you think it will, and may not look the way you expected. I talk about it in my book, which I hope you’ll check out. Thanks for visiting!
Available As Is – Order Now
When I lost my husband George–my one and only since my high school prom–to cancer, I had to start building a new life at age fifty, but didn’t know how. George was my life. Eventually, I wanted to find love again, but soon discovered the absurdity that is dating at midlife.
When I was widowed, I wanted a book about a woman like me, long married, who realized she’d disappeared into her marriage, and who needed, at fifty, to learn to be alone for the first time. I wanted a full-hearted, darkly funny, unvarnished account of becoming your true self at middle age.
Available As Is is for women like me, who were long-married, but now have to learn how to be alone for the first time. If you’re looking for a full-hearted, darkly funny, unvarnished account of becoming your true self at middle age, then this is the book for you.
Available As Is is that book.
2023 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards Bronze
Medalist in Non-Fiction – Grief/Hardship
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Debbie writes so beautifully about where she found herself in her 50’s and how she reconciled where she thought would be at this age. Her book and her life is confirmation that life can begin again at any age.
Debbie Weiss. A former attorney who earned her MFA in creative writing from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2020 at age 56. A longtime resident of the California Bay Area, , she turned to writing after losing George, her high school sweetheart and husband of 32 years, and
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