Fans will find it no surprise that I’ve dived back into my reading habits of late. I haven’t been on a vacation in some time, but I’ve quite enjoyed escaping into some excellent books. Finding characters that you can really relate to is almost like finding a friend. It provides a sense of community and kinship, especially in the case of ‘Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake,’ the latest novel by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Anna Quindlen.
“First I was who I was. Then I didn’t know who I was. Then I invented someone and I became her. Then I began to like what I invented. And finally I was what I was again,” says Quindlen. Sound familiar? It’s an observation that rings true for many of us modern women making our way in the world today.
Quindlen began her column, “Life in the 30s” for the New York Times twenty-five years ago. Her stories about the challenges of balancing work, motherhood, marriage and everyday existence resonated instantly with women around the globe. Along the same lines, her new memoir muses on marriages, girlfriends, mothers, faith, loss and everything in between. From childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age, the author uses the events of her own life to illuminate the common issues of women the world over.
I’m honored to partner with Random House and Talbots to welcome Anna this Thursday, May 10th at Talbots King of Prussia location. Join us from 6 to 8pm for an opportunity to meet the author herself, while sipping champagne, shopping and of course, enjoying some cake as well. Guests will receive %25 off their full-price purchase and a Yankee Candle with purchases of $100 or more. This event is also happening in conjunction with National Mom’s Night Out at the mall, which will take place from 5 to 8pm.
How often do you get the chance to meet and enjoy cocktails with an acclaimed author, enjoy some pampering and go home with some extra cash in your wallet? In my book it’s a win/win/win. See you there!