Margot Mifflin
May 21, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Thinking Out Loud: On the Personal, the Political, the Public, and The Private

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Anna Quindlen
Nonfiction, Politics and Current Events

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Winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, New York Times editorial columnist Anna Quindlen is a master of the declarative sentence. Thinking Out Loud is a collection of her ”Public and Private” columns from 1990 to 1992, arranged thematically, with illuminating reflections on her op-ed methodology. ”From the beginning,” Quindlen writes in the book’s introduction, ” the point was not to make readers think like me. It was to make them think.” Whether she’s discussing global politics or bachelor homemakers, Quindlen brings crystal logic and wry humor to her columns, which sparkle even after their topicality has long faded. A

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