What it means when your father dies. How it feels when summer comes. What it’s like to live in a great but troubled American city. The value of wearing sunscreen. These are just a few of the topics that Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mary Schmich addresses in her new book, a collection of more than 150 columns from the Chicago Tribune, including the 10 that won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
Schmich is the rare newspaper columnist whose writing resonates long after it’s published and far beyond the place she lives. She addresses subjects as varied as family love, sexual harassment, long friendships, poverty and Chicago violence.
Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.