ON BEAUTY, AGING, LOVE, LOSS, GRIEF AND JOY
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Conversation / Q&A, Page Hall, University at Albany Downtown Campus, 135 Western Avenue, Albany NY 12203
Free and open to the public. No registration required.
Hosted by Marion Roach Smith, author of The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life.
Paulina Porizkova, one of the best-known supermodels of the 1980’s, presents her new memoir, No Filter: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful (2022). Major novelist Ann Patchett called it, “A book about a rare life, profound love, profound grief, anxiety, self-assurance, empowerment, aging, loss, and joy,” and said, “It is nuanced, complex, insightful, helpful, and constantly surprising.”
Born Pavlína Pořízková in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War to anti-Soviet dissident parents, Porizkova appeared on her first Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover in 1984, and became the face of Estée Lauder in 1989.
No Filter explores her extraordinary career, the experience of aging, and her long and often painful relationship with Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, who died in 2019. It appears on “Must-Read” lists in numerous media outlets, including TIME Magazine, Good Morning America, and the New York Post.