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, August 14, 2017

From Bollywood to Hollywood: Fashion, Diversity, Charity

If you know me, you know my closet. It’s large, filled to the brim, and coated in all colors and fabrics. I am a lover of fashion, how it makes me feel, and the confidence the right scarf and pair of shoes can give to someone. I’m always willing to try new looks, especially unique ones, so any opportunity to be involved in a style-related something, I’ll take it. Enter my friend and Dallas designer Ruby Bhandari of Silk Threads.

Lately, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know this fashion queen, who takes her Indian culture and infuses it into her couture designs. I’ve tried on multiple custom-beaded pieces designed by her, as well as worked with her on a podcast and a few videos, all of which got […] READ MORE

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Dating Differences: Millennials & Boomers

There’s no doubt that dating is different today than it was ten, twenty, and fifty years ago, but the mix of generations from spry millennial to seasoned baby boomer all coexist in this modern, connected world. Dating is certainly different among each generation today, but commonalities still exist in this universal pursuit of love, relationships, and the courtships they entail.

The Millennial Mindset

One of the biggest differences between generations is the kind of technology they group up with. Millennials have always had the internet and cell phones, whereas computers were just getting started in the boomer generation. What does that mean for dating? With Millennials, it means they tend to be in constant communication via texting, chat apps, and social media. They’re used to being able to reach their significant other […] READ MORE