Meredith Maran’s newest book, a fresh-authentic-inspiring autobiographical memoir, was released today, The New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention. It talks about life’s biggest themes: friendship, divorce, marriage, love, healing, human rights, loving the place you live, aging, plastic surgery, alcohol, grief, happiness, and never being too old to try something new. I laughed, I cried, I devoured this novel in half a day. I was sent a DRC copy of this book by PENGUIN GROUP Blue Rider Press & Plume for review. Because I have an advanced copy, I cannot share my favourite quotes -but I will say there were many. I loved the many different characters we met, and Meredith’s journey through her trip from glass empty to the glass half full.
Here’s a book blurb from Penguin Random House website:
“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).” http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/536258/the-new-old-me-by-meredith-maran/9780399574139/
I recommend this book to all women of any age, and would love to hear what you think of it!