The Best of Mary Schmich [NOOK Book]

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Over the last two decades, Mary Schmich’s biweekly column in the Chicago Tribune has offered advice, humor, and discerning commentary on a broad array of topics including family, milestones, mental illness, writing, and life in Chicago. Schmich won the 2012 Pulitzer for Commentary for “her down-to-earth columns that reflect the character and capture the culture of her famed city.”

This book compiles her 10 Pulitzer-winning columns along with ...
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The Best of Mary Schmich

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Overview


Over the last two decades, Mary Schmich’s biweekly column in the Chicago Tribune has offered advice, humor, and discerning commentary on a broad array of topics including family, milestones, mental illness, writing, and life in Chicago. Schmich won the 2012 Pulitzer for Commentary for “her down-to-earth columns that reflect the character and capture the culture of her famed city.”

This book compiles her 10 Pulitzer-winning columns along with 154 others, creating a captivating collection that reflects Schmich’s thoughtful and insightful sensibility. Schmich’s 1997 “Wear Sunscreen” column (which has had a life of its own as a falsely attributed Kurt Vonnegut commencement speech) is included, as well as her columns focusing on the demolition of Chicago’s infamous Cabrini-Green housing project. One of the most moving sections is her 12-part series with US District Judge Joan Lefkow as the latter reflected on rebuilding her life after the horrific murders of her mother and husband.

Throughout the book, Schmich reflects wisely and wryly on the world we live in, and her fond observances of Chicago life bring the city in all its varied character to warm, vivid life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572844124
  • Publisher: Agate Digital
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 926 KB

Meet the Author


Mary Schmich: Mary Schmich is a 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who has written for the Chicago Tribune since 1985. She previously wrote for the Orlando Sentinel and Peninsula Times Tribune. She also wrote the "Brenda Starr" comic strip.

Chicago Tribune Staff: The Chicago Tribune, founded in 1847, is the flagship newspaper of the Tribune Company. Its staff comprises dedicated, award-winning journalists who have authored many bestselling books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Terrific collection of columns that captures the soul of Chicago

    Terrific collection of columns that captures the soul of Chicago and at times times is right on with issues all of us tackle every day.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Excellent articles from my favorite columnist!

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