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1940’s CHICAGO MEMOIR AT WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST
"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, FreshYarn.com 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.