Monday, November 12

6-7:30PM

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. Actually 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 book is available in hardcover ($34.00).

Maria Leonard Olsen discusses and signs her book, 50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Event date: 

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Maria Olsen: 50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life