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Loud and Clear

Quindlen, Anna (Book - 2004 )
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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," saidPeoplemagazine about her number oneNew York TimesbestsellerThinking Out Loud, and the same can be said aboutLoud 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 forNewsweekandThe New York Times,Loud and Cleartakes 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, includingA Short Guide to a Happy LifeandLiving Out Loud, can be found on every page of this provocative and inspiring book.
Authors: Quindlen, Anna
Title: Loud and clear
Published: New York : Random House, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xxv, 288 p. ;,25 cm.
Contents: Good-bye Dr. Spock
Our tired, our poor, our kids
Doing nothing is something
No privilege for parents
In search of a grown-up
Playing God on no sleep
Playing perfect patty-cake
Mom Quixote
Now it's time for generation next
Daughter of the groom
Fall from the nest
The C word in the hallways
School's out for summer
A new roof on an old house
A quilt of a country
Staring across a great divide
The widows and the wounded
Welcome to Animal House
The drug that pretends it isn't
The problem of the color line
A conspiracy of notebooks
Happy leader, happy nation
It's the cult of personality
The sins of the fathers
Lead us not
The right to be ordinary
The power of one
Smoke gets in your eyes
17 going on 18
The call from the governor
Indivisible? Wanna bet?
The sounds of silence.
The reasonable woman standard
Barbie at 35
Say farewell to pin curls
Our radical, ourselves
An era ends
And now for a hot flash
Sexual assault, film at eleven
And now, babe feminism
Uncle Sam and Aunt Samantha
The lone pilgrim
Say good-bye to the virago
Not a womb in the house
The key to success
The story of us
Off with their ties
Oh, Godot
Life after death
Anniversary
Leg waxing and life everlasting
Watching the world go by
Aha! Caught you reading
With a no. 2 pencil, delete
Poetry emotion
In memoriam : our real pip
Imagining the Hansons
Everything is under control
Honestly.. you shouldn't have
Armed with only a neutral lipstick
Weren't we all so young then?
Look at what they've done
One day, now broken in two
We are here for Andrea
Every day, angels.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 1400061121
Branch Call Number: 814.54 QUI
Statement of Responsibility: Anna Quindlen
Subject Headings: American essays.
Topical Term: American essays.
LCCN: 2003058625
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