Loud and Clear
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LeHack - LibraryThing
This is a collection of Quindlen's newspaper columns. Loud and Clear is typical Anna Quindlen: funny, thought-provoking, sad. I laughed out loud when she recounted the childhood hairdo's and the ... Read full review
LOUD & CLEAR 6KUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
As a New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Quindlen burnishes the minutiae of everyday life into universal truths, both private and shared: families, mothers, aging, success ... Read full review
Goodbye Dr Spock
Doing Nothing Is Something
Playing God on No Sleep
18 other sections not shown