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Come Soloway

By Margaret Hicks in Arts & Entertainment on May 25, 2006 1:40PM

Soloway.jpgYou know those days when your life adds up to nothing? When you scan your years, and you see nothing but incoherent days and inebriated nights? When your creative mind is as empty as a Pabst Blue Ribbon at 6:00 in the morning? Well, if you happen to be having one of those days today, you might want to stop reading.

When we checked out the website for freelance writer Elaine Soloway, we became overwhelmed not just with her accomplishments, but with the accomplishments of her two daughters. We found ourselves lost in a haze of pro-active women breaking barriers, and we got tired, and sat on the couch.

In her past, Elaine Soloway was Director of Information for Chicago Public Schools, Assistant Press Secretary to Mayor Jane Byrne, and is now President of Elaine Soloway Public Relations. If that wasn't enough, she has written a new book titled “The Division Street Princess”, a coming-of-age story set in 1940’s Chicago. Impressive no?

If you follow the familial tree on her website, you'll see her two daughters, Faith Soloway and Jill Soloway.

Faith Soloway is a successful folk singer in Boston and, with her sister, wrote the hilarious production of “The Real Live Brady Bunch” at the Annoyance Theater years ago.

Jill Soloway is a self-proclaimed “writer, producer, director, jewess”. She has written four books, four movies, and among a gajillion other things we don’t have time to look through if we ever want to be successful ourselves, was co-executive producer of Six Feet Under.

We’re sure Elaine Soloway’s book is fabulous; we can see her kids are fabulous. It seems worth it to go hear her speak. Now we just have to get up off the couch.

You can see Elaine Soloway tonight., May 25th, 7:30PM, at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark Street. (773) 769.9299.