About Donna

Donna Arp Weitzman is a wife, mother, and businesswoman who enjoys writing and a good pair of Manolo Blahniks. She and her husband Herb live in Dallas, Texas, where they enjoy spending time with family and friends. Donna earned her BSE and MSE in Counseling from Midwestern State University and completed the Harvard Business School OPM Management Program. Donna has served as a mayor and leader in local city government and continues to serve the greater Dallas community in a variety of civic and cultural roles.

Donna Arp Weitzman's life has been spent as a businesswoman, entrepreneur, elected official, author, philanthropist, wife, and mother.

Donna Arp Weitzman – Author

Cinderella Has Cellulite

While these women may not have found their Prince Charming in these marriages, Donna Arp Weitzman did as the second and last wife to her husband, Herb Weitzman. Looking forward to heading down the aisle with her true love, Donna soon found that her new life was more like a gauntlet as she faced a firing squad of questions, comments, smirks and smiles from old friends, unsuccessful prospects, their children, in-laws, and much more. Reflecting on the trials and tribulations that come with a new, later-in-life relationship, she offers an off-the-wall, satirical look at it all in her new book, Cinderella Has Cellulite: And Other Musings from a Last Wife.

 Sex & The Siren

Is it too late for love? Not you! If your passport affirms a birthdate before the middle half of the last century, you are more than qualified to decide your own sexual behavior. Sirens may have acquired wrinkles and folds in odd places by now, but in the dating world they also possess a secret weapon. It’s called life experience—and a savvy single Siren can use it to her advantage with a few tips and a little practice. Sex and the Siren tells what it’s like to be a later dater. With witty satire, it takes a humorous look at the dating prospects, sexual exploits, and other adventures as a mature single woman in the 21st century. Transitioning to singledom can be frightening, but out of the ashes a Siren is born.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Best Reads for Women of All Ages

If anyone knows me, they know that I consider myself an “Accidental Author,” who happened upon her own story later in life and decided to write it down one morning at her kitchen bar. Though my writing happened accidentally and spontaneously, my love for reading has always been ingrained. I am definitely an “Intentional Reader,” with a deep love for many classics and modern literary works. This month, I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you – books that have stayed with me into my “Later Dating” years.


“Love Story” by Erich Segal

This 1970s romance novel is funny, romantic, and tragic – all great ingredients for a passionate read that’ll make you feel. It’s been a favorite of mine among those written in the 1970s. When love […] READ MORE

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

What Do Later Daters Talk About?

When dating, there are generally some common questions or topics that come up, whether you’re in your 30s or 50s – with variation. As a later dater, it can be hard not to focus on the negatives you’ve experienced along your romantic journey. Baggage, pain, regrets; it all floats to the surface, whether you bring it up or not.

As long as you’ve been dating, you might even grow tired of discussing the same things over and over, although it might be necessary. It’s also possible to feel the urge to go into detail on some less comfortable, deep topics, which you are more fixed on at this time in your life. It may be too early for those right now; keep it light at first, and let that happen […] READ MORE