Friday, March 3, 2017


Blue Rider Press, and Lincoln Park Village and its Life 3.0 Committee present:


Authors Meredith Maran and Elaine Soloway 
in conversation with Alison Cuddy
at Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 60625.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., event 6:00-7:30 p.m.


At the age of 61, Meredith Maran’s life fell apart: her long, happy marriage ended, her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, her best friend died of ovarian cancer, and she lost her life savings to a Madoff-type broker. She briefly considered spending her remaining years under the covers, but instead she moved to Los Angeles and re-started her life from scratch—in Hollywood, of all places. Meredith’s brand-new memoir, 
The New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention, is her story of coming apart and putting herself back together again, with some unexpectedly delightful results.

Chicagoan Elaine Soloway, 78, has published four books, and aspects of her life have been immortalized on the Emmy Award Winning “Transparent,” produced and written by her daughters, Jill and Faith Soloway.​ ​ A lifelong Chicagoan, Elaine writes about moving to the West Coast — and discovering she was happier back in her hometown. In her new book, Bad Grandma and Other Chapters in a Life Lived Out Loud, Elaine ​​tackles the ageism that pervades our society, the stress of caregiving, her passion for city living — all with her signature warmth and wicked sense of humor.
Alison Cuddy, is the Associate Artistic Director of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Before coming to the Festival, Alison spent more than 10 years at WBEZ 91.5 FM, the NPR affiliate in Chicago. There she helped launched Odyssey, a nationally syndicated talk show of arts and ideas, hosted the morning newsmagazine Eight Forty-Eight and reported on arts and culture.

Lincoln Park Village is a leader in the nationwide Village movement. An innovative, nonprofit organization leveraging the talents, wisdom and skills of its members to enhance the quality of life and the wellbeing of individuals as they live longer, so that they remain integral, vibrant and contributing members of our communities.

The Life 3.0 Committee aims to foster good transitions by identifying the needs and interests of people who have either recently retired or are thinking about retiring and helping them explore what they want next in life.

Copies of both books will be available for signing. Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

This event is free, but please register in advance. You can register by visiting the Lincoln Park Village web site at or by phoning the Village office at (773) 248-8700.”

For more information about Penguin Random House, contact: Marian Brown, Executive Publicistblue rider press and PLUME | 375 Hudson Street, NYC 10014,