From Dec ’07 Spotlight: I had the great good fortune to hear Nicole Hollander (best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated Sylvia cartoon strip) read from her new book Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial at a conference for women journalists last September:
“About eight years ago I noticed that I was aging… As I noticed the signs of aging in myself, I found I was unable to visit them on Sylvia… I was her portrait of Dorian Gray.”
The book is hilarious, of course, but when Hollander is reading, her voice adds extra zing to all the punch lines, so I encourage you to attend one of the two local programs she’s planned for December. The first will be on Friday December 7 at 7 PM at the Original Expressions gift shop (2152 West Roscoe Street) in Chicago’s trendy Roscoe Village neighborhood. The second is scheduled for Monday December 10 at noon at the Evanston Public Library (1703 Orrington Avenue). Since this is part of EPL’s “brown bag” lunch series, I suggest you reserve your spot in advance by calling reader’s services: (847) 448-8620. It goes without saying that a signed copy of Tales of Graceful Aging would be a perfect Chanukah gift for every schvester on your list!