Thinking Out Loud: On the Personal, the Political, the Public and the Private

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Fawcett Columbine, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages
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"A splendid collection...Eloquent, powerful, compassionate and droll. There is considerable variety in the subjects she addresses....Compelling."
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Thinking out loud is what Anna Quindlen does best. A syndicated columnist with her finger on the pulse of women's lives, and her heart in a place we all share, she writes about the passions, politics, and peculiarities of Americans everywhere. From gays in the military, to the race for First Lady, to the trials of modern motherhood and the right to choose, Anna Quindlen's views always fascinate.
More of her views can be found in LIVING OUT LOUD, and OBJECT LESSONS.
 

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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Quindlen introduces this collection of her recent Op-Ed pieces with Dorothy Thompson's comment that her strength as a writer was from being "altogether ... Read full review

Contents

UNSOLICited Opinions l
6
Erin Go Brawl
24
Room at the Inn
39
Foul Play
63
KIDS AND ANIMALS
77
Mommy Dimmest 1 12
112
ON THE NEWS
128
The Abortion Account
219
Rust Roe and Reality
231
The Abortion Orphans
237
Hearts and Minds
243
The Truth Telling
249
Bears with Furniture
255
The Cement Floor
261
Heroine Addiction
267
Copyright

The Nuns Story
225

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About the author (1994)

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of eight novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller's Valley. 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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