About The Books

What do Ann Boleyn, Angelina Jolie and Katie Holmes have in common? They were all a second, third or — in Angelina’s case with Billy Bob Thornton — fifth marriage for their husband at the time. And as each experienced first-hand, life as a later-in-life wife of a multiple-marriage man isn’t always all smiles and diamonds.

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.

“In Cinderella Has Cellulite, it’s easy to laugh at the absurdities that occur during the phases leading up to marriage,” says Weitzman. “Yet, too often, a tear lurks behind the smiles. I personally found that the emotional cost was worth it in the end and now understand that love is work, leaving behind scars and bumps just like cellulite. However, I always remind myself that with an evil stepmother, stepsisters and a very strict curfew, Cinderella had her own cellulite bumps to face on the way to finding her Prince Charming.”

Referred to as a ‘mature Sex and the City,’ Cinderella Has Cellulite addresses common relationship successes and snafus including:

  • If he’s rich, you’re a witch! Dealing with married money issues.
  • Rings and blings: Is yours smaller or bigger than the exes and what does it all mean?
  • Cougars and kittens: Balancing relationship age differences and judgements that follow suit.
  • Battling the Evil Queens, or the ‘women who didn’t get him’ club.
  • Bring on the baggage! The enriching life experiences that we can bring to the relationship.

Praise for Cinderella has Cellulite

“Mature daters are bringing a lot more “baggage” to their relationships and may not be the fresh-faced princesses they were in their 20s. Fret not, as “Last Wife” Donna Arp Weitzman is here as your fractured, funny fairy godmother!”

– Missi Rose, Blogger | Read the Full Review


Sex And 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.

 

An absolutely FUN, quick read! This one will have you laughing out loud at the witty, hilarious descriptions of the antics of ‘later daters’.

Diane Smith, Amazon Reviews