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Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen’s new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, chronicles her thoughts about approaching sixty. She thinks she is entering old age.

Quindlen writes,  “Age is experience, and arthritis, and receding gums, and old stories, and old friends, and presbyopia and hot flashes.” “But what is old?” she asks.  Her answer, “Old is wherever you haven’t gotten to yet.” 

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, is full of wisdom and wit.  But compared to us 70-somethings, Anna Quindlen is pretty darn young.  She ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

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Samantha

Sounds like a lovely lady!
And “old is wherever you haven’t gotten to yet” - is a wise saying. I already like Ann!

Francine Toder, Ph.D.

Re: Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, I so enjoyed reading Anna's book. Whats more, it resonated with my own forthcoming book, "The Vintage Years: Finding Your Inner Artist (Writer, Musician, Visual Artist) After Sixty." If you would like to review it for you blog site, please let me know and I'll send an advance review copy. Francine

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