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April 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Write for Your Life: A Virtual Evening with Anna Quindlen and Kelly Corrigan
Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Independent Bookstores across the U.S. present…
A Virtual Evening with
In Conversation with Kelly Corrigan
(Random House, $26)
Tuesday, April 12, 7 PM ET | Via Zoom
About the Book:
In this clarion call to pick up a pen and find yourself from “one of our most astute chroniclers of modern life” (The New York Times Book Review), #1 New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen shows us how anyone can write, and why everyone should.
What really matters in life? What truly lasts in our hearts and minds? Where can we find community, history, humanity? In this lyrical new book, the answer is clear: through writing. This is a book for what Quindlen calls “civilians,” those who want to use the written word to become more human, more themselves.
Write for Your Life argues that there has never been a more important time to stop and record what we are thinking and feeling. Using examples from past, present, and future—from Anne Frank to Toni Morrison, from love letters written after World War II to journal reflections from nurses and doctors today—Write for Your Life vividly illuminates the ways in which writing connects us to ourselves and to those we cherish. 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.
When we write we not only look, we see; we not only react but reflect. Writing gives you something to hold onto in a changing world. “To write the present,” Quindlen says, “is to believe in the future.”
About the Author:
ANNA QUINDLEN is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of nine novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Miller’s Valley, and Alternate Side. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. Her most recent book is Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.
About the Moderator:
KELLY CORRIGAN is an author of 4 NYT bestsellers, host of a weekly podcast and radio show, Kelly Corrigan Wonders, and the host and Exec Producer of a new interview show on PBS, Tell Me More.
- U.S. GENERAL ADMISSION (Includes book + U.S shipping): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of the book Write for Your Life (Random House, $26 + tax and fee). A fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.
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When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.
Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. Most orders within the U.S. deliver in about 10 business days from the date the book ships. International orders usually take longer and vary depending on the country of destination. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery, however, will do our best to make it as swift as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Books & Books is excited to partner with indies across the country for this special conversation with Azar Nafisi! Tickets are bundled with the book (+tax/fee). The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of the book Write for Your Life (Random House, $26 + tax and fee. A fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.
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