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Anna Quindlen: Marriage, Friendships, Faith & Growing Older

In her years as a journalist, author and cultural critic, her name has graced some of our most revered publications.

Wednesday in an encore broadcast of Up to Date, Pulitzer-Prize winner Anna Quindlen joins Steve Kraske for a discussion about her career and her most recent title … Lots of Cake, Plenty of Candles.  It's a memoir that peers into the world of marriage, friendships, faith and growing older.

Some of her insights …”A safety net of white lies can be the bedrock of a successful marriage” … ”real friends offer both hard truths and soft landings” … and … “being a parent is not transactional. We do not get what we give.”

Anna Quindlen is a Pulitzer Prize-Winning novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help Bestseller Lists.  Her Book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies.  While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud.  Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.  She is the author of six novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine and Every Last One.

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Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.