Regular price: $28.00

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $28.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Gigi Levangie Grazer, the New York Times best-selling author of The Starter Wife, returns with a hilarious and spirited tale of love - both lost and found.
L.A. is no place for widows. This is what 44-year-old Hannah Bernal quickly discovers after the tragic death of her handsome and loving husband, John. Misery and red-rimmed eyes are little tolerated in the land of the beautiful. But life stumbles on: Hannah's sweet three-year-old daughter, Ellie, needs to be dropped off at her overpriced preschool, while Hannah herself must get back to work in order to pay the bills on "Casa Sugar", the charming Spanish-styled bungalow they call home.
Fortunately, Hannah has her "Grief Team" for emotional support: earth mother and fanatical animal lover Chloe, who finds a potential blog post in every moment; aspiring actress Aimee, who has her cosmetic surgeon on speed dial; and Jay, Hannah's TV producing partner, who has a penchant for Mr. Wrong. But after a series of mishaps and bizarre occurrences, one of which finds Hannah in a posh Santa Monica jail cell, her friends start to fear for her sanity. To make matters worse, John left their financial affairs in a disastrous state. And when Hannah is dramatically fired from her latest producing gig, she finds herself in danger of losing her house, her daughter, and her mind.
One night, standing in her backyard under a majestic avocado tree, in the throes of grief, Hannah breaks down and asks, "Why?" The answer that comes back - Why not? - begins an astounding journey of discovery and transformation that leads Hannah to her own truly extraordinary life after death.
©2012 Gigi Levangie Grazer (P)2012 Random House Audio
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"Hilariously funny and profoundly wise, The After Wife is for anyone who’s ever been married or widowed, in debt or in love. I could not put it down: a fabulous read!" (Nancy Thayer, author of Summer Breeze)
"[Grazer is] a quick-witted beach book queen." ( The New York Times)
"Jackie Collins with a sense of humor." ( The Wall Street Journal)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
2 out of 5 stars
By Thomas V. Martin on 07-20-12

When will it end?

This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you love laughing at LA pretentiousness, this book is for you.

What was most disappointing about Gigi Levangie Grazer???s story?

It is easier to believe in a woman talking to the dead than to believe that someone could be this helpless, complaining and incompetent.

Have you listened to any of Kathe Mazur???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

She did a great job.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The After Wife?

Funny in places. I kept hoping all the characters would find some strength and sense but they couldn't escape their own Los Angeles shallowness.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Nightowlbeauty on 02-19-18

laughter and cried

what a beautiful book well written made me laugh and cry . I just was so in a hurry to finish it. so glad she got closer at the end .

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews