Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thursday's Treasure

If you are a woman, you must run right out and get this book.  Anna Quindlen has long been one of my favorite authors, and in this latest, a memoir, her words resonate louder and more strongly than ever.  She is witty, real, honest, and wise.  Her words will make you laugh and think.  I can't say enough about how wonderful this book is.  While I was lucky enough to find it at the library, I realize now that it's one I'd like to own- to revisit at different ages and stages of my life. 
As I approach my 44th birthday (less than a week to go!), I leave you with one of my many favorite passages from this novel.  Ms. Quindlen writes, "I've finally recognized my body for what it is: a personality-delivery system, designed expressly to carry my character from place to place, now and in the years to come.  It's like a car, and while I like a red convertible or even a Bentley as well as the next person, what I really need are four tires and an engine."


Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

I'm gonna look for this book at the library next week!

I LOVE that quote!
You bring us the most interesting things Jennie :o)

Happy evening to you my dear.

Ma said...

AMEN to that quote!! I am what I am and I like it just fine!