Looking for love at mid-life

Marion Winik, author of "Highs in the Low

Marion Winik, author of "Highs in the Low Fifties" (Skirt!, June 2013). (Credit: Jim Burger)

Marion Winik has had an unconventional love life, to say the least. (How many women can say their first husband was an openly gay man who died of AIDS?) A frequent Newsday book reviewer, National Public Radio commentator and columnist at BaltimoreFishbowl.com, she has chronicled her roller-coaster life in a series of good-humored memoirs and personal essays. Winik's new book, "Highs in the Low Fifties: How I Stumbled Through the Joys of Single Living" (Skirt!/Globe Pequot Press, $21.95) follows her progress as a newly divorced middle-aged mother looking for love in the age of Match.com. It doesn't end with wedding bells and rice, but the book wouldn't be half as funny -- or knowing -- if it had.

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