Anna Quindlen's Rise and Shine

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Anna Quindlen
Anna Quindlen joined the world of newspapers as a copy girl at the age of 18. Today, three of her five novels have been made into movies—Black and Blue, Blessings, starring Mary Tyler Moore and One True Thing, starring Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger and William Hurt. Add to that two children's books and six nonfiction books, including Thinking Out Loud, her 2000 collection of New York Times Op-Ed "Public and Private" columns and A Short Guide to a Happy Life in 2000, which made her the first writer ever to have books appear on the fiction, nonfiction and self-help New York Times Best Seller lists. Quindlen went on to win the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.