Debbie Weiss, Author

“Weiss is a dryly amusing writer who tells it like it is.”


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.

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2023 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards Bronze

Medalist in Non-Fiction – Grief/Hardship

Recent posts & Podcasts


The Hip Senior: Women vs. Men Dating Over 50

  In our first dualing episode of The HIP Senior Podcast, we are joined by previous guests, Debbie Weiss and Turner Grant as we discuss opposing views of Women Vs. Men when it comes to dating, dating apps, and attitudes of each. Debbie Weiss is the author of ‘Available As

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Pursue Your Spark: Available As Is

  In 2013, at the age of 50, Debbie faced one of the most devastating losses imaginable – the death of her partner, George, of 32 years. A year spent as a caregiver, watching him fade, left her with a profound void, alone for the first time in her life,

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