Sallie H. Weissinger - YES, AGAIN: (Mis)adventures of a Wishful Thinker

Please join us for a conversation, reading, and signing with Sallie H. Weissinger celebrating her just released memoir, YES, AGAIN: (Mis)adventures of a Wishful Thinker.

“Sallie Weissinger celebrates her seventy-fifth birthday in Yes Again by taking the reader on a tour of her big heart and where that heart has taken her. This glorious story of a life lived in love is the perfect read because it’s hilarious, honest, and full of hope. We are all lovers, or we wish we were, and Sallie shows us how: never give up, occasionally give in, and don’t stop believing. Brava!”
Adriana Trigiani, best-selling author of Tony's Wife

Tracking five decades of love and loss in her life, Weissinger recounts dark moments of losing those dearest to her, lighter moments of friendship and rewarding work, and periods of soul-searching, ultimately proving that it’s never too late to create a fulfilling life.

In this laughter-through-tears memoir, Sallie Weissinger, a late-in-life widow, recounts the highs and lows of navigating the tricky online dating world of the 2000s. Interwoven throughout her adventures in search of a new relationship are stories from her childhood as a military brat, her southern heritage, her various marriages, and the volunteer work in Central and South America that helped her keep moving forward through it all.

Weissinger keeps her sense of humor as she meets men who lie, men who try to extort money, and men with unsavory pasts. When she experiences even more loss, her search for a partner becomes less important, but—with the help of friends and dogs—she perseveres and, ultimately, develops her own approach to meeting “HIM.” Blending the deeply serious and the lighthearted, Yes Again shows us that good things happen when we open up our minds and hearts.


Sallie H. Weissinger is a native of New Orleans and was raised as a military brat. She has lived in Europe, Asia, and various US states, but these days she considers three cities "home": New Orleans; Berkeley, California; and Portland, Oregon. She worked for more than twenty years with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, then became a Spanish interpreter and translator for various medical nonprofits. Today, her greatest passion is spending time with her luminous husband. She also enjoys volunteer work, singing, walking and hiking, speaking and teaching Spanish, reading and writing, hanging out with her rescue dogs, and dancing to rock and roll and Motown music in her living and dining rooms. This is her first book. She lives in Berkeley-Albany, CA.

 

Event date: 

Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Yes, Again: (Mis)Adventures of a Wishful Thinker Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781647423155
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - October 26th, 2021

In this laughter-through-tears memoir, Sallie Weissinger, a late-in-life widow, recounts the highs and lows of navigating the tricky online dating world of the 2000s.


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