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Dec 5, 2022Liked by Sari Botton

Amazing! I love the header picture with the enviably fabulous swoop of gleaming white hair, and I gasped at the gloriously 90s desk photo (and only partly because I was like, girl, sit up, your poor back! haha). This is the kind of story I find immensely valuable -- someone not too much older than me, whose story both resonates with where I am now, and also calls me to take aim at the kind of existence I want for myself in the next decade of my life.

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Hahaha - totally. Terrible posture - what was I doing??? Ah the things we would have fixed back then....

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Dec 5, 2022Liked by Sari Botton

Another wonderful glimpse into a life, very much unlike mine (I was never an urban hipster). I definitely wouldn't choose to be 25 again except for the body! I share Margit's admiration for Patti Smith, whom I've loved and followed and listened to and admired for nearly 50 years. In strange coincidence (or kismet), I just went to see her and was so uplifted by a 76-year-old woman with long gray hair commanding the stage, sharing glimpses of her remarkable life (through photos and stories) and being, as always, her true, unvarnished self.

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I feel seen

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Dec 5, 2022Liked by Sari Botton

Love this so much! I also worked at an alt weekly in the 90s... and stopped dying my hair. Excited to check out tuenight.com.

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Hey Gina! Thank you -which alt-weekly? Such a moment in time right?

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Dec 7, 2022Liked by Sari Botton

Chicago Reader! In retrospect a really great moment for young people who wanted to be writers. They paid actual money for things! Although I didn't write much back then. I sent them a fussy letter to the editor about grammar/style, and they hired me as an assistant editor.

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Dec 17, 2022Liked by Sari Botton

Margit,

I just stumbled upon Oldster and then went to your website too and I would LOVE to connect with you.

In 2023, I am interviewing adults (50+) who are inspiring, who have experienced incredible things (so far) and who embrace aging as they live through it.

I would love to touch base!

Karina@getsetup.io

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Yes to the embrace. Complacency- no! But also White Lotus. And Patti Smith, a true goddess artist trail blazer.

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Margit, I want to give you the hugest hug. I LOVED this piece and had to keep myself from shouting, “Yes!! I know, right? Totally!” on the crosstown bus. (Not like anyone would have batted an eye if I did). I relate to so much of what you said (fun aunt, cancer survivor, etc) and appreciate the reminder to continually grow and explore. I immediately subscribed to your TueNight Substack.

I laugh, some people spend all their money on cool clothes...I spend all my money on books and Substack content creators 😂

I’m psyched for the upcoming live event.

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