Widowed in 2006, award winning comedian and New York City playwright Carol Scibelli penned her memoir Poor Widow Me (Pigeon Press, 2011) about the humerous side of widowhood. Regarding the loss of her beloved husband of 33 years, Scibelli writes, “While I was waiting for his death to sink in, I’d sit on the floor of my closet, talking directly to my husband’s shirts and pants. They were unresponsive, but I knew in my heart that his Dockers missed me very much, too.”
Carol's often blogs about her life as a widow and her essays have been published in The New York Times, Newsday, and dozens of other publications for which she has received several awards. She is a member of the New York Friars Club, an association of comedians and celebrities, where she heads the “Meet Your Fellow Friars” committee and writes for their newsletter, Friar’s Epistle. She is also a founding member and Director of Programs for the nonprofit Manhattan Playwrights, Inc.
Join hosts Lynda Cheldelin Fell & Angie Cartwright as they talk with Carol Scibelli about widowhood on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at www.griefdiaries.com beginning at 6 pm pacific / 9 pm eastern.