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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
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Apr 26, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 5-star, nonfiction, pleasure-reading, work-review-related-reading
Read from April 18 to 25, 2012

This is about being a woman, past, present and to some extent future. It's what she learned in her life and what she made peace with over the years. Read this book with a pencil or some book darts on hand, because it is full of wonderful quotes. It's realistic yet uplifting, and it makes you wish you were sitting at her kitchen table with a cup of coffee and a chance to ask questions and draw out more stories from this brilliant woman. Given the current political climate, I especially loved hearing about the progression of the women's movement in her lifetime--what she has seen in the past could not be more relevant to this very moment. I think this would be a wonderful book club book--there are so many things in this book that could fire amazing conversations. I'd also argue that it would be a lovely gift for any woman, whether she is graduating college or celebrating her 75th birthday.
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04/24/2012 page 100
48.0% "Loving it--underlining a lot of profound things"

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