"A panopticon of life in this decade, sure to be valuable to future social historians She touches on life, love, home, family, work, men, women, children and issues large and small."
The voice is Anna Quindlen's. But we know the hopes, dreams, fears, and wonder expressed in all her columns, for most of us share them. With her NEW YORK TIMES-based column, "LIFE IN THE 30s," Anna Quindlen valued to national attention, and this wonderful collection shows why.
As she proved in OBJECT LESSONS and THINKIN OUT LOUD, Anna Quindlen's views always fascinate.
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About the Author
Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of eight novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller’s Valley. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.
Hometown:New York, New York
Date of Birth:July 8, 1952
Place of Birth:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education:B.A., Barnard College, 1974
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THE LIGHTNING BUGS ARE BACK
Excerpted from "Living Out Loud"
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've loved Anna Quindlen's writing style for years; this fantastic and diverse group of essays is well worth exploring for those who have only read her novels. Here, Ms. Quindlen explores numerous controversial topics while explaining her own personal convictions. I recommend this book enthusiastically and without reservation!
For a long time, Molly Ivins and Anna Quindlen have been my two favorite columnists, political or otherwise -- although Quindlen long ago stretched beyond that label, writing fiction that I have always found honest and moving. And Quindlen's columns, while sometimes covering ground that Ivins (now sadly deceased) covered, spring equally from heart and mind. This is a collection of Quindlen's columns from the 1980's, grouped into various headings that cover the whole range of life: from memories of her childhood, the death of her mother at an early age, growing up and starting a "man's" job in a very patriarchal field, marriage, children and balancing these with career, friendships, happiness, illness and death. All these are written in Anna Quindlen's characteristic poetic voice, and almost always with that enviable ability to wrap it up with a final line that movingly crystallizes what she has just written and makes me stop and softly go "wow".And I may have found a hook here to entice my 14-year-old son Jacob into my book world. He has become entranced with the music of my salad days, envying my "being there" when his favorite artists began their music, even buying vinyl LP's which often mirror what I used to buy. One of Quindlen's columns is an homage to the music she grew up with (she's 2 years older than me): "Raised on Rock-and-Roll". I think Jacob will love it.
I agree. It happens often, so ya, definitely not a surprise. People make their own decisions, I guess. Striking.
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