A Centenarian’s Advice to Young Women: Figure Out What You Want

Marian Cannon Schlesinger, age 101, paints, writes, watches Rachel Maddow, and reads two newspapers every day. She does all these things because that is what she wants to be doing, and she believes that everyone should continue down the path of their desires. Throughout her life, Schlesinger has written and illustrated five children’s books as well as released a memoir last year titled I Remember: A Life of Politics, Painting, and People. The Atlantic correspondent Heidi Legg sat down with Schlesinger for an interview.
The Atlantic, November 19, 2013