Mary Theresa Schmich

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General Information

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Name: Mary Theresa Schmich

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1953 in Savannah, Georgia

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

Shmich is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, and lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

After working in college admissions for three years and spending a year and a half in France, Mary Schmich attended journalism school at Stanford. She has worked as a reporter at the Peninsula Times Tribune in Palo Alto, Calif., at the Orlando Sentinel and, since 1985, at the Chicago Tribune. She spent five years as a Tribune national correspondent based in Atlanta.

For three years starting in 1992, she wrote a column for the Tribune. She left for a year to attend Harvard on a Nieman fellowship for journalists, then returned to the column in July 1996.

She also writes the "Brenda Starr" comic strip.

Published Works

  • Wear Sunscreen: A Primer for Real Life, Andrews McMeel Publishing , 2008
  • Even the Terrible Things Seem Beautiful to Me Now: The Best of Mary Schmich, Agate Midway, 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Wear Sunscreen: A Primer for Real Life

ISBN: 0740777173
Release Date: 2008-03-04

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Literary Awards

Body of Work:

  • Author of the Year, Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 2002

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Mary Theresa Schmich on WorldCat


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