October 6, 2022
We would like to thank our cosponsor, WUNC, 91.5fm, our local NPR station.
Join us in the Fearrington Barn for a fun evening as Leoneda Inge interviews Laura Stassi about her book, Romance Redux, which offers encouragement and hope to older adults who are ready to date again, with advice and tips from relationship experts and the author’s own experiences.
Romance Redux looks at finding love as an older adult who seeks connection, love, and fulfillment in a romantic relationship. Including the author’s own experiences as well as those of other gray love seekers and finders, she uncovers both the obstacles and rewards of repartnering at this stage of life. As divorce rates remain high and as more widows and widowers have many productive and healthy years ahead of them, finding love again can feel daunting, but now more than ever can be easier to find, to establish, and to keep. Using personal stories and expert research, Laura Stassi takes readers on a tour through the many ways older adults can find companionship, romance, and a fulfilling sex life through a variety of methods, outlets, and resources. Learning how to love again, how to form and deepen a relationship with a new person can be challenging, but it can also be rewarding, exciting, and successful, if you just know how to do it. And, finally, here’s hope for how!
Laura Stassi is creator and host of the public radio podcast Dating While Gray, which launched in 2020. She’s also the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and an award-winning writer whose work has been featured in health.mil, The Washington Post, and other media outlets. The mother of two grown children, Laura is a dedicated jogger along the wooded paths of Reston, Virginia, and the sandy shores of Emerald Isle, North Carolina.
Leoneda Inge is WUNC’s race and southern culture reporter, the first public radio journalist in the South to hold such a position. She explores modern and historical constructs to tell stories of poverty and wealth, health and food culture, education and racial identity. Leoneda is also co-host of the podcast Tested, allowing for even more in-depth storytelling on those topics.
To purchase a copy of Ms. Stassi’s book, click here.