Loud and Clear

Loud and Clear

by Anna Quindlen
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Loud and Clear by Anna Quindlen

In this remarkable book, Anna Quindlen, one of America’s favorite novelists and a Pulitzer Prize– winning columnist, once again gives us wisdom, opinions, insights, and reflections about current events and modern life. “Always insightful, rooted in everyday experience and common sense...Quindlen is so good that even when you disagree with what she says, you still love the way she says it,” said People magazine about her number one New York Times bestseller Thinking Out Loud, and the same can be said about Loud and Clear.

With her trademark insight and her special ability to convey the impact public events have on ordinary lives, Quindlen here combines commentary on American society and the world at large with reflections on being a woman, a writer, and a mother. In these pieces, first written for Newsweek and The New York Times, Loud and Clear takes on topics ranging from social change to raising children, from the political and emotional aftermath of September 11 to personal values, from the impact on individuals of global events to the growth that can be gained by spending summer days staring into the middle distance. Grounding the public in the private, connecting people to each other and to the greater world, Quindlen encourages us to develop authentic lives, even as she serves as a catalyst for political and social change.

“Anna Quindlen’s beat is life, and she’s one hell of a terrific reporter,” said Susan Isaacs, and Quindlen’s unique qualities of understanding and discernment, everywhere evident in her previous bestsellers, including A Short Guide to a Happy Life and Living Out Loud, can be found on every page of this provocative and inspiring book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812970272
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/29/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 805,910
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

ANNA QUINDLEN is the bestselling author of four novels (Blessings, Black and Blue, One True Thing, and Object Lessons) and four nonfiction books (A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud, and How Reading Changed My 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.


New York, New York

Date of Birth:

July 8, 1952

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A., Barnard College, 1974

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Loud and Clear 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all of Anna Quindlen's columns and commentaries, and was very disappointed when she no longer wrote for Newsweek. Even though her thoughts are my thoughts in many instances, I find it overwhelming to focus on so much negativity, and so can read only a portion of this book at a time. This is not my usual style, as I usually can't put a book down from beginning to end.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy reading Anna Quindlen's books and essays, and this one doesn't disappoint. She always offers fresh insights and musings on everyday issues.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Quindlen's breezy writing style. Her opinions on topics such as the death penalty, abuse of women, and parenting are intriguing and insightful. People who enjoy her essays will thoroughly enjoy this book.
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Popular novelist, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Anna Quindlen is a phenomenon. To read her is to be invigorated, inspired, and informed. To hear her read her work is to press this audio on friends, saying, 'You simply have to listen to this!' First written for the New York Times and Newsweek, this selection of articles is penned in trademark Quindlenese - candid, provocative, thoughtful, and insightful. Few subjects escape her discerning eye as she thinks aloud about raising children, politics, the aftermath of 9/11, global events, and more. People Magazine said, '.....Quindlen is so good that even when you disagree with what she says, you still love the way she says it.' How true. One marvels at her artful phrasing, her sagacity and sense of humor. Listening to 'Loud and Clear' is both a privilege and a pleasure.