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The New Old Me with Meredith Maran

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The New Old Me with Meredith Maran

Do you feel like you’re back at square one when you thought you’d be living out your golden years with ease?

Did your life take a tumble or two and you’re upside down, you think? 

When we face the unexpected and the unthinkable we have a decision to make. Are we going to let it bury us or will we rise above it?

Those are all easy concepts to understand if you’re not the one seeing your life from a dark and scary place. 

If you’re in that place you never imagined or wanted yourself to be join Cheryl & her guest Meredith Maran, author of The New Old Me, in a continuing conversation about navigating the rough waters of starting over later in life

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Meredith_Maran_574386308.jpgLike a lot of women her age, MEREDITH MARAN has a hard time believing she’s a woman of her age. And yet she’s published more than a dozen books, including The New Old Me, Why We Write About Ourselves, Why We Write, My Lie, and A Theory of Small Earthquakes. When she’s not hiking Mount Hollywood, attending readings at indie bookstores, or scouring Los Angeles’ finest thrift shops, she's writing for venues including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, and Salon. The grateful recipient of fellowships from MacDowell and Yaddo and a member of the National Book Critics Circle, Meredith lives in a Silver Lake bungalow that’s even older than she is.

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About Cheryl Maloney:

Cheryl first started writing a blog in 2009 when she was an out-of-work, out-of-shape, over-fifty corporate executive, collecting unemployment, questioning her own worth, dealing with her husband Jack’s scary health diagnoses and beating herself up for the stupid financial mistakes she had made.

After months of writing daily, she started posting her thoughts on Facebook in March 2009. Believing she was not alone in her challenges … she came to realize was that there are more people dealing with some major issue in their lives than expected. Simple Steps Real Change posts have been viewed over fifty million times.  Now they know that they are not alone either!

Her book, “Simple Steps for Real Life” was released in 2012 along with “Simple Inspirations, a collection of original quotes and images by her late husband, photographer, Jack Maloney.  She is also the author of “Simple Steps… Real Change, the Book” which is available on her website.