Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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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. As she did in her beloved New York Times columns, and in A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen says for us here what we may wish we could have said ourselves...
Topical Term: Authors, American
Children's audiobooks
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780307989895
Branch Call Number: eAUDIO
Characteristics: 1 sound file (7 hr., 7 min., 59 sec.) : digital


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Jun 21, 2017

I'm hovering around a 3.5. After seeing this author in KC and reading her book "Miller's Valley", it was a treat to hear her read her book. She made many observations that had me nodding along with her even though in some ways our lives are very different.

It did make me sad to hear her basically lump all of those who are religious conservatives into the same basket as Fred Phelps and his radical followers in Westboro. Not even close! And also to hear she no longer believes in heaven and hell.

May 22, 2017

Since the author is only a year older than I am, I could really relate to her experiences. On the eve of her 60th birthday, Quindlen assesses all the social changes that have occurred in her lifetime. Although they've happened over 40 years, the amount of progress is evident when she compares her experiences with those of her mother and grandmother. Her wit and memories are applied to marriage, girlfriends, stuff, our bodies, and parenting. Her quote on stuff is a good summation for the baby boom women who changed everything -- " Between the stuff at work and the stuff at home, the appointments and the news and the gossip and the rest, the past and the present and the plans for the future, the filing cabinets in our heads are not only full, they're overflowing." Now in their 60s, this same generation is still making change as many are coping with adult children still at home and aging parents who shouldn't still be in their homes.

Jul 16, 2014

I am not old???


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