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Becky Aikman’s 'Saturday Night Widows' Chronicles Life After Loss

Memoir follows a group of friends who bond and use humor to overcome grief

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Veteran Newsday reporter Becky Aikman got kicked out of her widows' support group. After losing Bernard Lefkowitz, her husband of 20 years, to a rare cancer at age 65 in 2004, the 49-year-old Aikman went looking for "constructive, helpful advice about moving forward in my life." … Back to Article

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Funny Girls: Marlo Thomas invited good friend Bette Midler to her New York apartment to talk about her new book, Growing Up Laughing, as well as their favorite causes, why it’s important to give back and Marlo’s new website.

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