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  • Published: 5 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448150618
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake




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

In Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, New York Times bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen shares the events of her own life to illuminate our own. From childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age, Quindlen tells life as she has lived it. She acknowledges the passing years, from the generational shrinking of underwear to facing the fact that her knees make ’this noise like Rice Krispies’ when she exercises. Despite its downsides, she says, aging brings wisdom, and a perspective that makes life satisfying and even joyful. Honest, witty and moving, this irresistible memoir celebrates all our lives.

  • Pub date: 5 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448150618
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

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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