In the fortieth episode of GREAT PODVERSATIONS author Anna Quindlen and writer Amy Bloom discuss Quindlen’s book Write for Your Life.
Anna Quindlen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, novelist, and opinion columnist.
In Write for Your Life, Quindlen shows us how anyone can write, and why everyone should. Drawing on her personal experiences not just as a writer but as a mother and daughter, Quindlen makes the case that recording our daily lives in writing is essential.
“Anna Quindlen is America’s Resident Sane Person. She has what Joyce called the common touch, the ability to speak to many people about what’s on their minds before they have the vaguest idea what’s on their minds.”—The New York Times
Quindlen is the best-selling author of nine novels, including Every Last One, and Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Quindlen’s book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times Quindlen won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
Amy Bloom is the author of four novels and three collections of short stories. Her first book of nonfiction, Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops and Hermaphrodites with Attitudes, is a staple of university sociology and biology courses. Her most recent book is the widely acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, In Love. Bloom has written for magazines such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Elle, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, and Salon, and her work has been translated into fifteen languages. She is the Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing at Wesleyan University.
Write for Your Life by Anna Quindlen
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen
In Love by Amy Bloom
Original air date: 4/29/2022
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