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  • Published: 16 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099559030
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $26.99

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake




An irresistible memoir from Anna Quindlen - New York Times bestseller and author of Every Last One

In this irresistible memoir, the New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen writes about looking back and ahead – and celebrating it all – as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more. Quindlen says for us here what we may wish we could have said ourselves. Using her past, present, and future to explore what matters most to women at different ages, Quindlen talks about marriage, girlfriends, our bodies and parenting.

From childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age, Quindlen uses the events of her life to illuminate our own. Along with the downsides of age, she says, can come wisdom, a perspective on life that makes it satisfying and even joyful. Candid, funny, moving, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake is filled with the sharp insights and revealing observations that have long confirmed Quindlen’s status as America’s laureate of real life.

  • Pub date: 16 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099559030
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, non-fiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of six novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, and Every Last One. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

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Praise for Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

“Like having an older, wiser siser of favorite aunt over for a cup of tea ... A graceful look at growing older from a wise and accomplished writer.”

Kirkus

“A laugh-out-loud book .. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake renews and restores our zest for life.”

The Washington Independent Review of Books

“Wise and inspiring ... Quindlen masterfully and beautifully sums up the best parts of aging.”

Huffington Post

“Quindlen will delight her steadfast readers with this pithy, get-real memoir.”

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