Lake Villa District Library to host columnist Schmich via Zoom

Award-winning writer for the Chicago Tribune to discuss her book

LINDENHURST – Chicago Tribune Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mary Schmich will discuss her book, “Even the Terrible Things Seem Beautiful to Me Now: On Hope, Loss, and Wearing Sunscreen,” at 6 p.m. April 12 on Zoom.

Schmich is the rare newspaper columnist whose writing resonates long after it’s published and far beyond the place she lives, a news release stated. She may be best known for a column widely called “Wear Sunscreen” – misattributed to Kurt Vonnegut and turned into a hit recording by Baz Luhrmann – but her writing ranges as widely as life itself. It can be slyly humorous, deeply moving or tough. She addresses subjects as varied as family love, sexual harassment, long friendships, poverty and Chicago violence.

This expanded edition of “Even the Terrible Things Seem Beautiful to Me Now” is a collection of Schmich’s columns from the Chicago Tribune, including the 10 that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

The April 12 program will take place virtually on Zoom and registration is required. Visit for information.