By Anna Quindlen
Pulitzer Prize-winning long island instances columnist Quindlen introduces this choice of her contemporary Op-Ed items with Dorothy Thompson's remark that her energy as a author used to be from being "altogether female." an identical is well real of Quindlen, who says her husband as soon as requested her, "Could you wake up and get me a lager with out writing approximately it?" No, she can't; even if Quindlen now not writes the intensely own "Life within the 30s" columns (collected in dwelling Out Loud , Random, 1988), her new "Public and Private" columns are only that: discussions of worldwide occasions as visible via her prism as spouse, mom, and girl. This twin viewpoint has either happy and infuriated readers, who could query no matter if a dialogue of Jo March as heroine merits to join "all the inside track that's healthy to print." nonetheless, Quindlen has provided a welcome human voice to the days pages, and a few of her top columns--her brave condemnation of her personal paper's choice to print the identify of the lady within the William Kennedy rape trial, for instance--prove that. crucial for any journalism assortment, this may be loved by means of common readers additionally. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 12/92.
- Judy Quinn, "Incentive," New York
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