In this treasure of a book, Anna Quindlen, the bestselling novelist and columnist, reflects on what it takes to �get a life��to live deeply every day and from 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 writes, �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 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.� But how to live from that perspective, to fully engage in our days? 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.
A Short Guide To A Happy Life