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Loud and Clear

by Anna Quindlen

Loud and Clear by Anna Quindlen
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    Apr 2004, 320 pages
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    Mar 2005, 320 pages

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Anna Quindlen is the author of four novels (Blessings, Black and Blue, One True Thing, and Object Lessons) and at least six nonfiction books including A Short Guide to a Happy Life. She has also written two children's books (The Tree That Came to Stay and Happily Ever After). Her New York Times column, "Public and Private" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Her column now appears every other week in Newsweek.

Some Quindlen quotes:
~ A finished person is a boring person.
~ A man who builds his own pedestal had better use strong cement.
~ The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

Coming Soon: Being Perfect (April 2005): "At the core of this beautiful book lies the secret of authentic success, the inspiration to embrace your own uniqueness and live the life that is undeniably your own, rich in fulfillment and meaning." (from the book jacket).

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