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In this clarion call to pick up a pen and find yourselffrom "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.

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Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen is the author of the bestselling novels Blessings and Rise and Shine, amongst others, and of the non-fiction titles Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud and A Short Guide to a Happy Life. Her New York Times column 'Public and Private' won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992. She is currently a columnist for Newsweek and lives with her husband and children in New York.

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