Friday, April 14, 2006

Mark Your Calendars

Elaine Soloway
773-478-1351 (phone)
773-220-4606 (mobile)

"The Division Street Princess" Reading and Signing Set for May 25

WHAT: Elaine Soloway, formerly press aide to Mayor Jane Byrne and School Superintendent Ruth Love, has authored a memoir, THE DIVISION STREET PRINCESS -- a coming of age story of a girl, a store, and a vibrant immigrant Chicago neighborhood.

Set in the 1940s, Soloway's memoir takes it title from the street where she lived in a three-room flat above her family's grocery store and from the pet name her father gave her. In her poignant tale of bookies, poolrooms, sidewalk playgrounds, and relatives who lived down the block, we also learn about the underside of childhood and urban life.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2006; free

WHERE: Women & Children First bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago

WHO: Joining Soloway for the book reading and signing will be her daughters, Faith and Jill Soloway, who began their show business careers at Chicago's Annoyance Theatre with THE REAL LIVE BRADY BUNCH. Currently, Faith is a musician and producer of rock operas in Boston; and Jill, who lives in Los Angeles, was a writer on the HBO series "Six Feet Under" and is the author of TINY LADIES IN SHINY PANTS.

Elaine Soloway is a public relations consultant and freelance writer whose essays have appeared in many print and online publications including New York Times Money & Business, Chicago Tribune WomenNews, Chicago Jewish News, and others. Her long career in public relations has focused on housing, healthcare, and economic development.

Soloway, who holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Roosevelt University and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois Chicago, lives in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood with her husband, Tom, and golden retriever, Buddy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This comment comes from Elaine's cousin Renee.
I'm on my second reading of "DSP" and enjoying it as much as the first time.
I was in on the inception of this wonderful memoir and became Elaine's photo editor along the way. Of course I find it special because of my family connection, but aside from that, I think anyone reading this book will connect with it just on the warmth of family and a look back on a fascinating time in history.
Buy it! enjoy it!
Elaine, you did a fantastic job!!!!