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Anna Quindlen's novels include RISE AND SHINE, BLESSINGS, BLACK AND BLUE, ONE TRUE THING and OBJECT LESSONS, and her nonfiction books include A SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE, GOOD DOG, STAY, BEING PERFECT, LOUD & CLEAR, LIVING OUT LOUD, THINKING OUT LOUD and HOW READING CHANGED MY LIFE.  She has also written the children's books THE TREE THAT CAME TO STAY and HAPPILY EVER AFTER. She lives with her husband and children in New York City. Here, she talks about the experience of reading her own work outloud.

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