Anna Quindlen

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anna Quindlen talks about her memoir, Lots of candles, Plenty of Cake, about her thoughts on marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more.


Anna Quindlen

Comments [10]

clive betters

oh,excuse me i forgot about all those sexist lynchings. i'm so sorry. so, by your logic, bad manners, are a greater evil than sub-prime swindels;because there are more ill-mannered people, than people who had their life savings stolen. i see,that's just brilliant. please do take an examination of practical ethics,it might help;but then again, i'm not too sure.

May. 02 2012 05:48 PM
clive betters

karen- we live in a simplistic world don't we? in bringing up the right to vote,why don't you talk about de facto rights vs de jure rts? and, how black men are treated in a court room. you really are just too silly,petty or delusional. how many white women, were threatened with murder, outside of a voting station? why do i even dignify such ignorance with a response.

May. 02 2012 05:39 PM

To Clive,
Being a male (of any race) definitely trumps that of a woman....when did black men get the right to vote? The answer is way before the white woman. Furthermore, the United States has yet to see a female president.....sexism is definitely more prevalent than racism. It is just not talked about as much.

May. 02 2012 02:28 PM
clive betters

gee,talk about having a simplistic and generalized notion, of what being a boy or a man is. she also seems to think that male privledege, irrespective of ethnic background, trumps female white privledge,which is absurd.

May. 02 2012 01:56 PM

I'm working at home right now and feeling overwhelmed with juggling my work and being a mom.
Thanks for the morale boost!

May. 02 2012 01:02 PM
todd blankenship from Brooklyn

To Anna.

You spoke in a previous interview about raising feminist sons. Wanted to let you know that you and a small handful of women in the media helped educate me (male, fifties) about being a feminist. Thank you very much.

T. in Brooklyn

May. 02 2012 12:57 PM
Bob from Cranford, NJ

As a father and husband to an ambitious and hard-working wife, I looked forward to the days that Anna Quindlen's column, Public and Private, would appear in the Times in the library at work. She gave voice to my concerns as husband and parent about the way that decisions in the public sphere affected the people in life I most deeply care about and brought to life in the public sphere discussions of domestic issues that no one else I'm aware of, except Ellen Goodman of the Boston Globe, gave voice to.

I will always be thankful that she was there and sharing her thoughts at that time.

May. 02 2012 12:57 PM

You have already dedicated several interviews to Ms. Quindlen. Why don't you give exposure to less known, less privileged authors? Many of us have interesting and compelling memoirs...

May. 02 2012 12:56 PM
ellyce from NC

Anna speaks for me- I am becoming the boss of me!

May. 02 2012 12:47 PM

Anna Quindlen - professional upper-middle class housewife - bore of bores.

May. 02 2012 12:02 PM

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