“Good morning, sweetheart. How are you?”
That’s how longtime radio host Diane Rehm starts every morning—despite the fact her longtime husband, John, has been dead for more than a year.
I’m sitting next to Rehm in her pink living room at her northwest Washington, D.C., apartment discussing her new book, On My Own, about her husband’s death and her new life alone. Hair blown out, black leather boots up to her knees, red nails, slim black pants, and black blouse, the 79-year-old Rehm is the maxim “age is but a number” made manifest.