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Anna Quindlen

Summer Reads: The Good, the Bad, and the Just So-So

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

To qualify as a "great summer read," I want a book that offers sympathetic characters, depth of emotion, and a forward narrative momentum that keeps me sitting on the porch long after the fireflies have gone to bed.

Aging Like Anna Quindlen

Lee-En Chung | Posted 06.03.2014 | Books
Lee-En Chung

Anna, in my books, is aging gracefully and has not quite reached the non-exclusive membership club for the elderly.

The Biggest Mistake We Mothers Will Make

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Motherhood. It's something I think about often, tracing my fingers around its fuzzy edges, trying to make sense of it with with words, trying to get it right. But I fail and fail again.

How A Dinner Party Changed My Outlook On Aging

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

We were invited to a small dinner party -- a birthday celebration a friend of ours decided to throw for himself. Actually, it was a friend of my husband's. I knew no one. Yet I relished the chance to meet new and interesting people. I also looked forward to the splendid meal Zagat's promised we would enjoy. In my usual pre-party jitters, I worried about what to wear.

The Dalai Lama and Words of Wisdom at 78

Diana M. Raab | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Last weekend marked His Holiness The Dalai Lama's 78th birthday and also "National Compassion Day." While it is nice to honor such an important sentiment such as compassion, I think compassion, or having empathy for others, should be honored every day.

How 'Invictus' Teaches Us to Learn From Life Lessons

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

I realized that I'd learned a lot from my yoga practice, from living with a chronic illness and from being a blogger. This is what I know is true for me, and perhaps it is for you, too.

What Makes You a Good Mom?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Katie falls asleep to the sound of my laughter, knowing she's 100 percent responsible. It's been such a privilege, watching her grow up. She puts on a good show. But me? I'm a good audience. And that's what makes me a good mom.

5 Tips for Your Commencement 2.0

Mark Chimsky | Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty
Mark Chimsky

We graduated from college with a diploma and a dream but not much certainty as to what path our lives would take or even who we'd become along the way. Most of us leapt before we looked and landed okay. So, why the dread over what I'll call "commencement 2.0"?

Happy Graduation -- Now Go Out There And Fail!

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 08.04.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Here's a short list of successful women who failed famously -- and still, one way or the other, ended up on top.

Turning 40: Ways Every Woman Can Live In 4-D

Lisa Hickman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion
Lisa Hickman

When the number forty appears in the Bible, the reader knows a change is about to take place. In Scripture, the number forty marks a moment of transition, transformation and transcendence.

Anna Quindlen: The Moment I Knew Older Was Better Than Younger

Posted 05.31.2012 | Fifty

Since May is older Americans month, we thought we'd cap off the celebration by asking award-winning author and journalist Anna Quindlen about the mome...

Lots Of Cake Indeed: Anna Quindlen Looks Back On Motherhood

Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

While most of Anna Quindlen's columns were from the trenches, this book is a look back with a widened lens -- and her message, as she prepares to turn 60, is that it just gets better (hence the cake).

Laura Rowley

WATCH: Anna Quindlen's 'Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of Cake' Celebrates Aging

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Rowley | Posted 05.29.2012 | Fifty

In her new memoir Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of Cake, Anna Quindlen, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author of six novels, recounts how she began...

HuffPost Review: Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hey, Boo celebrates a novel, an imagination and, ultimately, a defining piece of Americana. It's always nice to see a movie that values literature and literacy -- and this is one of the better ones.

I Hate It When Kids Get Hurt : The Grief Porn of Summer 2010

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nancy Doyle Palmer

In college my friends and I used to love to watch Baretta ironically and wait for Robert Blake to shake his head and say "I hate it when kids get hurt...

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Anniversary: Anna Quindlen On The Greatness Of Scout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

By Anna Quindlen From the new book "Scout, Atticus, and Boo," edited by Mary McDonagh Murphy (HarperCollins, 2010) I took "To Kill a Mockingbird" ou...

Tina Fey, Oprah, Katie Couric & More At The 2010 Matrix Awards: Who Was Best-Dressed? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Matrix Awards attendees might have thought they were seeing double as not one, but two pairs of honorees and presenters were wearing the same thing. ...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Did you miss any of the big book reviews this weekend? Catch up with the highlights below. "Solar," Ian McEwan The New York Times There's little tha...

The Very Worst Happens In Anna Quindlen's 'Every Last One.' You'll Weep. Then The Healing Starts.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

A very bad thing --- for a wife and mother, the worst possible thing --- happens right at the halfway mark of Every Last One, and if I tell you what i...

By the People, Poliwood: Bittersweet look at 2008 election

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A year later, it's a bittersweet experience watching Amy Rice and Alicia Sams' documentary, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, which premieres on Tuesday on HBO.

The Public Necessity

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

If America believes it needs not just a public option, but a public necessity, more Americans will have to get up off the couch and go get it.

Anna Quindlen's Son Gets Book Deal With Broadway Books

The New York Observer | Leon Neyfakh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Diane Salvatore has made her second acquisition as the newly minted publisher of Broadway Books. The longtime magazine editor, who sat at the helm of ...

Anna Quindlen Giving Up Newsweek Column To Make Way For Younger Voices

Newsweek | Anna Quindlen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This page, this place, is an invaluable opportunity to shed some light. But if I had any lingering doubts about giving it up after almost nine years, ...