First Person: One on One with Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen (One True Thing, Black and Blue) writes the kind of novels that stay with you. In the middle of an errand, you’ll remember a sentence that changed your understanding of motherhood. Or marriage. Or yourself. In her new novel, Alternate Side, she does it again by exposing the fault lines beneath an affluent marriage in New York City. Quindlen, who won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary during her long and distinguished career at The New York Times, doesn’t take that gift for granted. In this revealing interview, she talks about her formative years as a reporter, the women’s movement that helped her get there and the impact of “Me Too” on poor women in America: “I worry all the time about women who can’t afford to speak up.”

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First Person: One on One with Anna Quindlen

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am