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Anna Quindlen
Anna Quindlen is the author of three bestselling novels, Object Lessons, One True Thing and Black and Blue, and three non-fiction books, Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud and A Short Guide to a Happy Life. Her New York Times column 'Public and Private' won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992. She is... show more

Anna Quindlen is the author of three bestselling novels, Object Lessons, One True Thing and Black and Blue, and three non-fiction books, Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud and A Short Guide to a Happy Life. Her New York Times column 'Public and Private' won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992. She is currently a columnist for Newsweek and lives with her husband and children in New York.
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Birth date: July 08, 1952
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Merle
Merle rated it 1 month ago
This is by far Jane Austen’s most popular book, and while as a kid I found it dull and slow, re-reading as an adult I had a great time with it. It’s easy to see where that popularity comes from. First, unlike some of Austen’s other books, which just have some romance in them, this one actually is a ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 8 months ago
Quindlen has long been a favorite. She notices the details and captures them, then ponders what they mean, but without pomposity. She doesn't pretend to have expertise, just some experience. There is humor to her writing, much self-deprecating, although mostly not jokes. Years of writing have gone i...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 9 months ago
Feels like the kind of book you receive from the grandma you don't talk to or your parents' friend that doesn't know you that well when you graduate from high school. None of the advice felt fresh or spoke to me when I read it.
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 1 year ago
I would read any book written by Anna Quindlen, so when this one became available on NetGalley, I requested it immediately. Expecting a “first world problems” type of story, Quindlen delivers that and more: an intimate portrait of class divides through the lens of one New York City block. Quindlen d...
Rod Raglin
Rod Raglin rated it 2 years ago
Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen is a story about New Yorkers, though not necessarily those native to the city, but those who have become successful and thrive on its energy and eccentricities. Nora Nolan and her husband, Charlie, are two of those people as are their neighbours, a privileged few wh...
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