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    DescriptionFrom the author of "Blessings "and" Still Life with Bread Crumbs, " Anna Quindlen's classic reflection on a meaningful life is the perfect gift for graduation, or any occasion. ""Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won't happen. We have to teach ourselves now to live, really live . . . to love the journey, not the destination."" In this treasure of a book, Anna Quindlen, the bestselling novelist and columnist, reflects on what it takes to "get a life"--to live deeply every day and from your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days. "Knowledge of our own mortality is the greatest gift God ever gives us," Quindlen writes, "because unless you know the clock is ticking, it is so easy to waste our days, our lives." Her mother died when Quindlen was nineteen: "It was the dividing line between seeing the world in black and white, and in Technicolor. The lights came on for the darkest possible reason. . . . I learned something enduring, in a very short period of time, about life. And that was that it was glorious, and that you had no business taking it for granted." But how to live from that perspective, to fully engage in our days? In "A Short Guide to a Happy Life, " Quindlen guides us with an understanding that comes from knowing how to see the view, the richness in living.


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    Title
    A Short Guide to a Happy Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anna Quindlen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 50
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 184 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 157 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375504617
    ISBN 10: 0375504613
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: IN
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14810
    B&T General Subject: 725
    Libri: I-IN
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 170/.44, 170.44
    DC21: 170.44
    B&T Approval Code: E10400000
    LC classification: BJ1581.2 .Q56 2000
    BISAC V2.8: SEL016000
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    03 August 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Anna Quindlen is the author of three bestselling novels, Object Lessons, One True Thing, and Black and Blue. Her "New York Times" column "Public and Private" won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992, and a selection of those columns was published as Thinking Out Loud. She is also the author of a collection of her "Life in the 30's" columns, Living Out Loud; a book for the Library of Contemporary Thought, How Reading Changed My Life; and two children's books, The Tree That Came to Stay and Happily Ever After. She is currently a bi-weekly columnist for "Newsweek" and resides with her husband and children in New York City.
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    "Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won't happen. We have to teach ourselves now to live, really live...to love the journey, not the destination." In this treasure of a book, Anna Quindlen, the bestselling novelist and columnist, reflects on what it takes to "get a life"--to live deeply every day and from your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days. "Knowledge of our own mortality is the greatest gift God ever gives us," Quindlen writes, "because unless you know the clock is ticking, it is so easy to waste our days, our lives." Her mother died when Quindlen was nineteen: "It was the dividing line between seeing the world in black and white, and in Technicolor. The lights came on for the darkest possible reason....I learned something enduring, in a very short period of time, about life. And that was that it was glorious, and that you had no business taking it for granted." But how to live from that perspective, to fully engage in our days? In A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen guides us with an understanding that comes from knowing how to see the view, the richness in living.