The New Old Me

The New Old Me

My Late-life Reinvention

Book - 2017
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After the death of her best friend, the loss of her life's savings, and the collapse of her once-happy marriage, Meredith Maran-whom Anne Lamott calls "insightful, funny, and human"-leaves her San Francisco freelance writer's life for a 9-to-5 job in Los Angeles. Determined to rebuild not only her savings but herself while relishing the joys of life in La-La land, Maran writes "a poignant story, a funny story, a moving story, and above all an American story of what it means to be a woman of a certain age in our time" (Christina Baker Kline, number-one New York Times -bestselling author of Orphan Train ).


"High time we had a book that celebrates becoming an elder! Meredith Maran writes of the difficulties of loss and change and aging, but makes it clear that getting on can be more interesting, more fun, and a lot more exciting than youth."
- Abigail Thomas, author of the New York Times bestseller What Comes Next and How to Like It

"The New Old Me is a book I don't just want to read-I need to read it. So does everyone else who's getting older and wants to live fully, with immediacy and enjoyment, which is to say, everyone."
- Anne Lamott , author of the New York Times bestsellers Bird by Bird and Some Assembly Required

"Meredith Maran is my new role model for getting older without getting old."
-Kate Christensen, author of the PEN/Faulkner award winner The Great Man*
Publisher: New York :, Blue Rider Press,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780399574139
Characteristics: 288 pages


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Jun 08, 2017

This is a very fun read by a 60 year old woman going through a period of growth in all aspects of her life and also going through much introspection. It is set primarily in Los Angeles and the reminder of the culture there was an added plus for me. Highly recommend.

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