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Loud and Clearby Anna Quindlen
Synopses & Reviews
In this remarkable book, Anna Quindlen, one of America’s favorite novelists and a Pulitzer Prize– winning columnist, once again gives us wisdom, opinions, insights, and reflections about current events and modern life. “Always insightful, rooted in everyday experience and common sense...Quindlen is so good that even when you disagree with what she says, you still love the way she says it,” said People magazine about her number one New York Times bestseller Thinking Out Loud, and the same can be said about Loud and Clear.
With her trademark insight and her special ability to convey the impact public events have on ordinary lives, Quindlen here combines commentary on American society and the world at large with reflections on being a woman, a writer, and a mother. In these pieces, first written for Newsweek and The New York Times, Loud and Clear takes on topics ranging from social change to raising children, from the political and emotional aftermath of September 11 to personal values, from the impact on individuals of global events to the growth that can be gained by spending summer days staring into the middle distance. Grounding the public in the private, connecting people to each other and to the greater world, Quindlen encourages us to develop authentic lives, even as she serves as a catalyst for political and social change.
“Anna Quindlen’s beat is life, and she’s one hell of a terrific reporter,” said Susan Isaacs, and Quindlen’s unique qualities of understanding and discernment, everywhere evident in her previous bestsellers, including A Short Guide to a Happy Life and Living Out Loud, can be found on every page of this provocative and inspiring book.
From the Hardcover edition.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Blessings, A Short Guide to a Happy Life and Thinking Out Loud writes about world events and life today in this collection of columns drawn from her commentary in Newsweek and The New York Times.
A collection of columns on the impact of world events and society on everyday lives, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Blessings, discusses important modern events in human terms, inviting readers to examine themselves and the outside world in order to enable social and personal change. 200,000 first printing.
Whether or not readers agree wth Quindlen's opinions on everything from youth culture to gun control, these razor sharpe musings will open avenues of debate and discussion long after the book is closed.
About the Author
ANNA QUINDLEN is the bestselling author of four novels (Blessings, Black and Blue, One True Thing, and Object Lessons) and four nonfiction books (A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud, and How Reading Changed My Life). She has also written two children’s books (The Tree That Came to Stay and Happily Ever After). Her New York Times column “Public and Private” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Her column now appears every other week in Newsweek.
Table of Contents
The reasonable woman standard — Barbie at 35 — Say farewell to pin curls — Our radical, ourselves — An era ends — And now for a hot flash — Sexual assault, film at eleven — And now, babe feminism — Uncle Sam and Aunt Samantha — The lone pilgrim — Say good-bye to the virago — Not a womb in the house — The key to success — The story of us — Off with their ties — Oh, Godot — Life after death — Anniversary — Leg waxing and life everlasting — Watching the world go by — Aha! Caught you reading — With a no. 2 pencil, delete — Poetry emotion — In memoriam : our real pip — Imagining the Hansons — Everything is under control — Honestly.. you shouldn't have — Armed with only a neutral lipstick — Weren't we all so young then? — Look at what they've done — One day, now broken in two — We are here for Andrea — Every day, angels.
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