Just finished Anna Quindlen's new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, where the Pulitzer Prize-winning author explores her past, present and future.
Please don't discount this book because you are either not a) a woman or b) over 50. Even if you are not interested in her wisdom (and there's plenty), read it for the writing. I think I upped my game (not to mention increased my vocabulary) with every page turn.
"Oh, this is what good writing looks like," kept playing over in my head. Her turns of phrase, use of metaphor, and words was beyond impressive.
It is rare that someone's writing excites me this way. The last time was last year when I read JR Moehringer's The Tender Bar.
Causes Lorraine Merkl Supports
The Legal Aid Society
The Inner-City Scholarship Fund