Maria Shriver releases a book of "intimate" essays by Paulina Porizkova

Maria Shriver releases a book of “intimate” essays by Paulina Porizkova

Maria Shriver publishes an upcoming collection of “intimate” essays by Paulina Porizkova on the “complications of womanhood” in her book The Open Field.

The 56-year-old model’s debut sci-fi film “Unfiltered” is slated for release on October 25, Oprah Daily reported Tuesday. Shriver, who began working with Penguin Life in early 2021, thinks Porizkova’s voice is the perfect fit for her imprint.

“I reached out to Paulina because I thought she was uniquely qualified to write in real time about the various challenges women face at different stages of life: aging honestly, overcoming loss and identity, finding a new sense of mission and purpose. and using your voice to inspire others as they tackle the same problems,” said Shriver, 66.

On October 25, Maria Shriver's Open Field publishing house will publish Paulina Porizkova's non-fiction debut Unfiltered, Oprah Daily reported on Tuesday. On October 25, Maria Shriver's Open Field publishing house will publish Paulina Porizkova's non-fiction debut Unfiltered, Oprah Daily reported on Tuesday.

On October 25, Maria Shriver’s Open Field publishing house will publish Paulina Porizkova’s non-fiction debut Unfiltered, Oprah Daily reported on Tuesday.

Porizkova, 56, announced she was writing the book back in December (pictured).  Her upcoming collection of essays focuses on

Porizkova, 56, announced she was writing the book back in December (pictured). Her upcoming collection of essays focuses on “the complexities of womanhood.”

The publisher described the book as “a series of intimate, introspective, and instructive essays on the complexities of womanhood at any age.”

For years, Porizkova has used Instagram as a vehicle to share her thoughts on womanhood, aging, love, mental health struggles, and grief.

The model-turned-writer was born in Cold War Czechoslovakia and raised in Sweden. She started modeling when she was 15 years old and became famous. By 1984, she was on her first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover at the age of 18.

That same year, she met her late husband Ric Ocasek on the set of the music video for The Cars hit “Drive” in 1984. They married five years later when she was 24 and he was 45.

The Czech model posed for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine in 1984 at the age of 18.

The Czech model posed for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine in 1984 at the age of 18.

That same year, she met her rocker husband Ric Ocasek on the set of the music video for the TCars hit

That same year, she met her rocker husband Ric Ocasek on the set of the music video for The Cars’ hit “Drive”. They married five years later when she was 24 and he was 45.

Porizkova and Ocasek had two sons, Jonathan and Oliver, and had been married for almost 30 years when they announced their divorce in 2018.

Porizkova and Ocasek had two sons, Jonathan and Oliver, and had been married for almost 30 years when they announced their divorce in 2018.

Porizkova and Ocasek had two sons – Jonathan and Oliver – and had been married for almost 30 years when they announced their divorce in 2018.

They were going through a divorce when she found him dead in their shared Manhattan townhouse in September 2019 at the age of 75.

The next day, she learned that just a few weeks earlier, he had cut her out of his will, claiming that she had “dumped” him. He left her with no money to live on, including her own earnings.

Porizkova spoke openly about the betrayal as she struggled with depression, anxiety, and anger after his passing.

They were going through a divorce when she found him dead in their shared Manhattan townhouse in September 2019 at the age of 75.  A day later, she learned that he had excluded her from his will.

They were going through a divorce when she found him dead in their shared Manhattan townhouse in September 2019 at the age of 75. A day later, she learned that he had excluded her from his will.

For years, Porizkova has used Instagram as an opportunity to share her reflections on aging, love, and grief.  She has also been candid about her mental health issues since Ocasek's death.

For years, Porizkova has used Instagram as an opportunity to share her reflections on aging, love, and grief. She has also been candid about her mental health issues since Ocasek’s death.

In October, she revealed that she had reached an agreement with her late husband’s estate and would receive what was due to her under New York State law, which was one-third of Ocasek’s assets.

“Three years ago, I was pushed off an ocean liner that I thought was my world, and I found myself in dark waters in search of a light to guide me,” Porizkova told Oprah Daily about that difficult period of her life.

“I know the importance of those who light the way, and I hope this book will be a light to others,” she added. “The opportunity to write a book for Maria Shriver’s new imprint is a chance to radiate light from her beacon, and I’m honored and grateful to be able to contribute to her mission of uniting all the lights she finds.”

“No Filter” was purchased from agent Marley Rusoff and will be edited by Amy Sun. This is one of about three books that Shriver will release this year.

Shriver.  The 66-year-old said she approached Porizkova because she considered her

Shriver. The 66-year-old said she approached Porizkova because she considered her “uniquely qualified to write in real time about the various issues women face.”

Porizkova spent eight to ten hours a day working on her collection of essays.

Porizkova spent eight to ten hours a day working on her collection of essays.

“This is me for the past six weeks, every day, including weekends,” she captioned a photo of herself at her laptop in January.

“This is me for the past six weeks, every day, including weekends,” she captioned a photo of herself at her laptop in January.

Porizkova said she was

Porizkova said she was “greatly honored and grateful” that her collection of essays was published by Shriver, which publishes only about three books a year.

Last year, The Open Field released the anthology Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening by Tim Shriver and Tom Rosshire and Martha Beck’s The Path of Honesty: Finding Your Own Way.

In 2007, Porizkova’s first novel was published, a novel with a key called Model Summer.

In 2007, Porizkova's first novel was published, a novel with a key called Model Summer.

In 2007, Porizkova’s first novel was published, a novel with a key called Model Summer.

She also wrote a children’s book, The Adventures of Ralphie the Cockroaches, which was published in 1992.

In December, she announced that she was writing another book by sharing a video of herself working hard at her computer.

“Yes, I am writing a book. That’s what I do,” she said. “Over the next few months, I will be working very hard to get it all done.

“I’m very excited about it, but it’s also a lot of solo work. So stay tuned.

In subsequent messages, she explained that she wrote day and night, although she never shared any specific details about the book itself.

“This is me for the last six weeks, every day, including weekends,” she captioned a photo of herself at her laptop in January.

“There is a famous saying about writing: “Writing is easy, you just open a vein and bleed.” Well, I cut and chopped, all the pages were covered in blood,” she added.

“It may be simple in concept, but quite painful in execution. Soon I will be able to share what I do. For now these are my days, but my nights are heating up.

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