My name is Mimi and I’m a former advertising exec who bailed out in favor of my health, sanity and self-respect. That said, I still had several fun years à la Mad Men, but enough was enough. Everything after that was a career dénouement, and now I have finally started to do what I envisioned myself doing at age 7, which is to write. I think this is a good argument for the cosmic wisdom of children under age 8.
I grew up in southwest Michigan, right on the lake, where it is beautiful in the spring, summer and fall, but winter makes you want to get an Airstream and head south. I come from good Wisconsin-Iowa stock and love the soft rolling hills of the Midwest where humidity is my friend.
Some of my first essays are about the small town I grew up in, others are topics that interest or infuriate me. Hope you enjoy them and feel free to contact me with any comments.