Katie Couric Show, Part I, A Group of Young Widows Become Best Friends,
3/12/13 View Video Katie Couric Show, Part II, Six Widows Learn to Love and Live Again,
3/12/13 View Video
CBS This Morning Show, Widows join forces to
move forward after grief,
1/23/13 View Video
'Saturday Night Widows': Not a normal support group,
Time, Q&A: Merry Widows and Some
Surprising Truths about Grief,
1/30/13 Read Article
The Brian Lehrer Show, Widowhood: Moving Forward,
2/18/13 Listen to Stream
The Philadelphia Inquirer,
Joined in losses they have found sisterhood together,
3/10/13 Read Article
Today Live, Saturday Night Widows Author Becky Aikman,
9/11/13 View Video
Widow offers on transitions for United Way campaign,
9/5/13 Read Article
Chatelaine Magazine, Six Best New Books to Read This March, 9/1/13 Read Article
Aarp.org, Becky Aikman's 'Saturday Night Widows' Chronicles Life After Loss,
The Reading Eagle,
For widows, there's strength in numbers, 4/18/13
Huffington Post Travel, 'Saturday
Night Widows' Highlights Widow's First
Trip Since Husband's Death (BOOK EXCERPT), 2/11/13 Read Article
The Couch, CBS New York, ‘Saturday
Night Widows' Depicts Story Of Local
Women Bonding Over Personal Tragedy, 1/30/13 Read Article
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Widow's book tells how she recovered, rebuilt life,
Hunterdon Review, Tewksbury resident
among 6 women featured in new memoir,
'Saturday Night Widows', 1/30/13 Read Article
The Courier-News, Author
of a new book about the grieving process,
1/30/13 Read Article
The New York Post, Widows
work it out, 1/26/13 Read Article
Huffington Post 50, Becky Aikman's
'Saturday Night Widows' Takes Us on a Journey
Through Widowhood (Excerpt), 1/25/13 Read Article
L Magazine, In Brooklyn, Even the Trash Piles are Shorter,
1/25/13 Read Article
Women Who Achived Greatness After Loss,
1/20/13 Read Article
Bill Goldstein-Bill's Books, Channel 4, NBC New
York, 1/19/13 View Video
Love in the Time of Cancer: "Saturday Night
Widows' is full of great info, facts and
the latest research but it's more than that. It's also a really fun and inspiring
1/25/13 Read Article
The Bookworm Sez:
"Often desperate, sometimes feisty, partly hilarious, and warm
as a fleecy blanket, "Saturday Night Widows"
is a surprisingly feel-good, girl-bonding,
which-role-will-Meryl-Streep-play-in-the-movie kind of a book. And I loved
1/21/13 Read Article
The Bookish Dame: "This is a book so profound it will touch every woman's heart.
Not just for the widowed; it reflects the central themes of courage and rejuvenation
in all women's lives."
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"Hard-earned understanding, piercing humor and
superb writing skill
make this book about grief
and recovery an unexpected delight, rich with
wisdom and laughter." -Washington PostRead Review
"Their stories of loss are touching, and the wisdom
they gain is a testament to the durability of the
"Aikman's memoir is an "Eat, Pry, Love" for widows,
and her voice
is as companionable as Elizabeth Gilbert's."
-Newsday Read Review
"Often desperate, sometimes feisty, partly hilarious,
and warm as a
fleecy blanket, Saturday Night Widows
is a surprisingly feel-good, girl-bonding, which-role-
kind of a book.
And I loved it....It's sad, it's happy, and, in fact, once
you start Saturday Night Widows, you
won't be able
to part with it." -Terri Schlichenmeyer, Independent
tells this life-affirming tale with
candor." -Booklist (starred review)
"Engaging and entertaining but not maudlin,
Aikman shows a side of life that many readers
probably don't think about. A compassionate
narrative about how
one group of friends helped
each other thrive after the deaths of their spouses."
"A compassionate, inspirational and deeply personal
Saturday Night Widows is relevant for a wider
audience than the grieving. This book is for anyone
has faced adversity but refuses to let it define
"a page turner to tempt you . . . sharing frank talk,
insight, and hope from the trenches."
"an unflinchingly honest, spirited memoir.."
"Can six disparate women who've just suffered
unimaginable and premature loss find
strength, and growth with each other?
Becky Aikman's Saturday Night Widows proves
it in a laugh-inducing, page-turning way. It's like"It's the spirit of a book that makes you love it.
The Help. Female bonding
- a subject we thought
we know - gets a delicious, heartwarming overhaul,
and you, the reader, didn't see it coming.
- Sheila Weller, author of the New York Times
bestseller-Girls Like Us
And the spirit here, Becky Aikman's spirit, is tough,
honest, funny, smart, and generous
to the world -
all the equipment one needs when dealing with grief.
One would not wish to qualify for the widows'
but reading about it is heartening."
-Roger Rosenblatt, author of
Kayak Morning and Making
"For anyone who has ever loved, lost and relied
on the companionship of women, Saturday
Widows is a gem of a read that will affirm the power
of friendship, new beginnings, and the ability of the
human spirit to survive and thrive. I cheered on each
of these women as they faced their own darkest
and looked to the power of sisterhood
and shared experience to remake their futures."
author of Those We Love Most
and In an Instant
Night Widows is written frankly from a very
unique perspective, and is both reflective and hopeful
. . Lotus flowers only bloom in the mud. These women
were in the mud, and bloom they would."-BookReporter
old with honesty
and a touch of humor, this feel-
good book is a testament to the power of female
"What should be depressing - six real-life,
young(ish) widows - is instead joyous and
life-affirming without losing its edge."
"engaging, life-affirming story."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"It is a story of loss and resilience, of sadness and
starting over, of tragedy and endurance and of
bravely seeking out the sunlight despite the gathering
clouds."-Winnepeg Free Press
-The Daily News -Read Review
"Her writing is clear, clean
and laced with unexpected,
but much appreciated, humor. The story is well-told
and highly visual."-The