The New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention
by Meredith Maran
Blue Rider Press. 304 pages, $27.
MEREDITH MARAN’S “late-life reinvention” has resulted in a lively, fast-moving memoir, The New Old Me, which recounts the major shifts that took place at the end of the writer’s marriage and with her relocation from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles five years ago. The memoir is a two-year chronology, with Maran’s experience of growing older interlaced with these stories.
Born in New York City in 1951, the author has published fifteen books, most of them nonfiction.