A Short Guide to a Happy Life
From bestselling author Anna Quindlen comes A Short Guide to a Happy Life. In A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen reflects on what it takes to "get a life"–to live deeply every day and form your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days. "Knowledge of our own mortality is the greatest gift God ever gives us," Quindlen states, "because unless you know the clock is ticking, it is so easy to waste our days, our lives." Her mother died when Quindlen was nineteen: "It was the dividing line between seeing the world in black and white, and in Technicolor. The lights came on for the darkest possible reason I learned something about enduring, in a very short period of time, about life. And that was that it was glorious, and that you had no business taking it for granted." In A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen guides us with an understanding that comes from knowing how to see the view, the richness in living.