BLACK WIDOW begins with Leslie Gray Streeter detailing her kiss of death. As the Palm Beach Post writer shared a passionate moment with her 45-year-old husband, Scott, he suffered a fatal heart attack. To manage her grief, Leslie turned to her column, writing a series of comic, personal essays about her experiences as an African-American woman and her too-brief marriage to a white Jewish man. Her memoir about love, loss, race, marriage, and adopting a child is sharp, moving, and unexpected.
It is, in her own words, “A bit like The Year of Magical Thinking, but funnier. And with more black people.”