Melissa Gould is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter, who has worked on such shows as Bill Nye the Science Guy, Beverly Hills 90210.
Melissa Gould is the author of the Amazon best selling "Widowish: A Memoir," a book chronicling the death of her husband Joel seven years ago and the way Melissa dealt with the loss and moving forward with her life, including raising their 13-year-old daughter. David Kessler is a grief expert and the author of several books including the best selling "Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief." During this podcast, Melissa recounts the intimate details of her husband's final days and what it was like to suddenly find herself moving forward without the love of her life as a widow and mother to a teenage daughter. David take us inside the process of grieving--something many people are doing today amidst the pandemic to give us tools with which to cope with loss.
Bill welcomes memoirist and screenwriter Melissa Gould to the show. Melissa is an award-winning screenwriter who wrote on such acclaimed TV series as Bill Nye the Science Guy, Party of Five, Beverly Hills 90210, and Lizzie McGuire.​​ Her essays can be found in TheNew York Times, TheLos Angeles Times,TheWashington Post. Widowish, her memoir, is her first book.
Dave knew he had found a new friend when he saw Joel ...clad in a Wilco his daughter's soccer game. They bonded easily over music and sports. Dave was also happy to discover another good friend, in Joel's wife, Melissa Gould. She is warm, with a great sense of humor. While learning to live with his MS diagnosis, tragedy struck when Joel passed away in 2013 at the age of fifty. Melissa then found herself alone, a young widow with a young daughter. She chronicles her journey in her memoir, Widowish. While it is a heartbreaking story, Melissa uses her experience as a writer for TV and film to bring lightness and humor into her story. Widowish is beautifully crafted, and both Holly and Dave found that Melissa was a perfect guest for the What Difference Does It Make Podcast. We are a proud member of Pantheon Podcasts. The podcast network for music lovers. Listen to a free audiobook of Widowish, courtesy of What Difference Does It Make
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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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