Synopses & Reviews
In the national bestseller, "How Reading Changed My Life", Anna Quindlen writes, "There was waking and there was sleeping. And then there were books". Quindlen is not alone in her passion for books. Here she explores what many of us feel (but may not be able to articulate quite as beautifully): The power of great literature to take us on adventures far from our everyday lives, to bring people into our homes we wouldn't ordinarily meet, and to comfort, inspire, educate, and delight us. Everyone who loves to read will want to share Quindlen's warm-hearted musings.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author Anna Quindlen uses the mastery of the medium in which she works to send an utterly compelling message as she explores the importance of books in her life and their vital role in society.
About the Author
Anna Quindlen is the author of two bestselling novels, Object Lessons and One True Thing. Her New York Times column "Public and Private won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992, and a selection of these columns was published as Thinking Out Loud. She is also the author of a collection of the "Life in the '30s columns, Living Out Loud, and two children's books, The Tree That Came to Stay and Happily Ever After.