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Book Talk at Greenwich's Cos Cob Library

Join us for a discussion of “50 After 50” and how to be your best version of yourself at any age!

The Staff and Friends of Cos Cob Library welcome author, Maria Leonard Olsen, who will discuss her book 50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life.

At age 50, Maria Leonard Olsen drank her way out of her 25-year marriage. She had, against advice, put all her eggs in the motherhood basket, willfully derailing her successful law career. As teenagers, her precious children did not need her in the hands-on way they previously had. Her husband and she had grown apart because, among other things, they failed to nurture that important relationship. She was depressed and stuck.

When she turned 50, she had the distinct feeling that she was on the downward slope of her life. Actuarially speaking, she was. So when she turned 50, her gift to herself was to go on a crusade to make the most of whatever time she had left. She set out to do 50 new things that were significant, at least to her. The list spanned physical challenges, adventure travel, and lifestyle changes. Each taught her something about herself and about how she wanted to lead the next years of her life to come. 

This work follows the work she did to accomplish those 50 new things and shows readers how to make their own action lists - whether it be joining a knitting club or hiking the Himalayas, every item has significance for each individual and speaks to her needs and desires. 

Maria Leonard Olsen will be interviewed by Christine Kim, former Chair and member of the Advisory Council of the Greenwich Alliance for Education.  This event is free and open to all.

Event Type(s): Author Visit

Age Group(s): Adults

Cos Cob Library

(203) 622-6883

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