On May 24th, 2023, Millie passed away two months after her 101st birthday. Her sunny disposition and love of life were an inspiration to all who knew her. Right until the end, one of her greatest pleasures was sitting in a sunny courtyard, listening to the birds and recalling old family memories. She enjoyed her late-age stardom and receiving fanmail from her admiring readers. Thank you to all who sent comments and questions. Our family wishes you the best and don't lose the spirit of Little Heathens.

Millie Kalish, 101, Author of Little Heathens

Millie Kalish featured on CBS News, February 19, 2009
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Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
by Mildred Armstrong Kalish

Published by Bantam Dell, a division of Random House, Inc.

"As a natural-born memoirist (by which I mean not only "one who writes an autobiography" but also "one who remembers everything"), Kalish has kept her memories tidily ordered for decades. Now she has unpacked and worked them into a story that is not only trustworthy and useful (have I mentioned the recipe for homemade marshmallows?) but is also polished by real, rare happiness.

It is a very good book, indeed.

In fact, it is averyveryverygoodbook."

- Elizabeth Gilbert, The New York Times

10 Best Books of 2007 - Front Page, New York Times Book Review

2007 Books We Liked the Best - The Christian Science Monitor

Best Books of 2007 - Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Iowa Reader Literary Award for Non-Fiction for 2007"

Nonfiction winner of the 2008 Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Awards