Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir of a Woman’s Life

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir of a Woman's Life Author Anna Quindlen
ISBN-10 0812981669
ISBN-13 9780812981667
Year 2013-04-23
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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INCLUDING AN EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATION BETWEEN MERYL STREEP AND ANNA QUINDLEN Quindlen serves up generous portions of her wise commonsensical irresistibly quotable take on life What Nora Ephron does for body image and Anne Lamott for spiritual neuroses Quindlen achieves on the home front NPR In this irresistible memoir Anna Quindlen writes about a womans life from childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age using the events of her life to illuminate ours Consideringand celebratingeverything from marriage girlfriends our mothers parenting faith loss to all the stuff in our closets and more Quindlen says for us here what we may wish we could have said ourselves As she did in her beloved New York Times columns and in A Short Guide to a Happy Life Quindlen uses her past present and future to explore what matters most to women at different ages Quindlen talks about Marriage A safety net of small white lies can be the bedrock of a successful marriage You wouldnt believe how cheaply I can do a kitchen renovation Girlfriends Ask any woman how she makes it through the day and she may mention her calendar her to do lists her babysitter But if you push her on how she really makes it through her day she will mention her girlfriends Our bodies Ive finally recognized my body for what it is a personality delivery system designed expressly to carry my character from place to place now and in the years to come Parenting Being a parent is not transactional We do not get what we give It is the ultimate pay it forward endeavor We are good parents not so they will be loving enough to stay with us but so they will be strong enough to leave us Candid funny and moving Lots of Candles Plenty of Cake is filled with the sharp insights and revealing observations that have long confirmed Quindlens status as Americas laureate of real life Classic Quindlen at times witty at times wise and always of her time The Miami Herald A pithy get real memoir Booklist Look for special features inside Join the Random House Readers Circle for author chats and more

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