A Short Guide To A Happy Life
By Anna Quindlen
While most authors address their audience as the expert on a subject, in A Short Guide to a Happy Life Anna Quindlen declares that her ordinary background taught her extraordinary lessons.
Inspired by the loss of her forty year old mother, when Quindlen was nineteen, she reveals how this pivotal moment altered her perspective on life. Becoming aware of her own mortality, Quildlen states, “As the dividing line between seeing the world in black and white, and in technicolor. The lights came on, for the darkest possible reason.”
This short, fun read should fit right in during a month when the days are short and the to-do list seems long. After reading A Short Guide to a Happy Life you may find yourself:
- Walking outside to listen to the snow fall
- Taking an extra moment to watch the waves roll in
- Looking forward to long trips in the car, as an interesting way to connect with your kids.
A Short Guide to a Happy Life reads like salty chips and chocolaty sweets wrapped into one!
About the Author:
Anna Quindlen is the author of three bestselling novels; Object Lessons, One True Thing, and Black and Blue. Her New York Times column Public and Private won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992, and a selection of those columns was published as Thinking Out Loud. She is also the author of a collection of her Life in the 30’s columns, How Reading Changed My Life, and two children’s books, The Tree That Came to Stay and Happily Ever After. She is currently a bi weekly columnist for Newsweek and resides with her husband and children in New York City.