Welcome to AnnaQuindlen.com, a website devoted to the life and works of the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and bestselling author. Years ago, one of my brothers gave me the book "Thinking Out Loud," a collection of her New York Times "Public and Private" columns. I read it cover to cover in one afternoon and was hooked.
Some people have a gift for expression, and among those who do, Anna Quindlen stands out as one of the best. Almost every time I read one of her columns, I have the feeling that she has climbed into my head, pulled out my jumbled thoughts and rearranged them onto the page so that they make sense. She is clear and eloquent, opinionated and political. Devoted to both her family and her career, wildly successful in both. In short, she is everything I aspire to be.