Mary Schmich


Mary Schmich is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Her column, which she has written since 1992, appears Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. A Georgia native, she was previously a Tribune national correspondent based in Atlanta. She also teaches yoga, plays mandolin and piano, and with fellow columnist Eric Zorn hosts an annual holiday singalong at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Recent Articles

  • A room with a view and then some

    The worst thing about being a tourist in Paris is feeling like one. No matter how proud you are to be an American, you'd still rather sashay down the Parisian boulevards feeling you possess a touch of that uniquely French je ne sais whatever. And here's how. You may not be able to tie your neck...

  • A secret Oregon for any season

    One summer night at the Treasure Cafe in Wheeler, a stranger leaned toward my grilled wild king salmon and said, "Do you want to know a secret?" Given that there were only seven tables in this bright blue shack of a restaurant, secrets were in short supply. Already, my inadvertent eavesdropping...

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