By Anna Quindlen
Together with AN unique dialog among MERYL STREEP AND ANNA QUINDLEN
“[Quindlen] serves up beneficiant parts of her clever, commonsensical, irresistibly quotable tackle lifestyles. . . . What Nora Ephron does for physique snapshot and Anne Lamott for non secular neuroses, Quindlen achieves at the domestic front.”—NPR
during this impossible to resist memoir, Anna Quindlen writes a few woman’s lifestyles, from early life thoughts to manic motherhood to heart age, utilizing the occasions of her lifestyles to light up ours. Considering—and celebrating—everything from marriage, girlfriends, our moms, parenting, religion, loss, to all of the stuff in our closets, and extra, Quindlen says for us right here what we may need lets have acknowledged ourselves. As she did in her liked New York occasions columns, and in A brief consultant to a contented Life, Quindlen makes use of her previous, current, and destiny to discover what issues so much to girls at diverse a long time. Quindlen talks about
Marriage: “A protection web of small white lies will be the bedrock of a profitable marriage. You wouldn’t think how affordably i will be able to do a kitchen renovation.”
Girlfriends: “Ask any lady how she makes it in the course of the day, and he or she might point out her calendar, her to-do lists, her babysitter. but when you push her on how she fairly makes it via her day, she's going to point out her girlfriends. ”
Our bodies: “I’ve eventually well-known my physique for what it truly is: a personality-delivery method, designed expressly to hold my personality from position to put, now and within the years to come.”
Parenting: “Being a mum or dad isn't transactional. we don't get what we supply. it's the final pay-it-forward activity: we're reliable mom and dad no longer in order that they might be loving sufficient to stick with us yet in order that they can be powerful adequate to depart us.”
Candid, humorous, and relocating, Lots of Candles, lots of Cake is full of the pointy insights and revealing observations that experience lengthy proven Quindlen’s prestige as America’s laureate of genuine life.
“Classic Quindlen, now and then witty, every now and then clever, and continually of her time.”—The Miami Herald
“[A] pithy, get-real memoir.”—Booklist
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