(Mal)adventures of a Wishful thinker
Sat., Nov. 20 • 4:00pm PT • Live • Corte Madera Store
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, Louisiana; 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. She 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.
Sallie H. Weissinger photo by Courtney Flavin