Author Kelly Corrigan is a New York Times bestseller, whose explorations of family life and parenthood have brought her to the forefront of new American writers. Her first book, a memoir called The Middle Place, recounts her father’s and her own battle with cancer. She is the founder of Circus of Cancer, a how-to web site for friends and family of women with breast cancer, and Notes and Words, an annual benefit concert for the Oakland Children’s Hospital featuring authors and top recording artists. Her essays and articles have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and Glamour. Her other nonfiction books are Lift, and her newest, Glitter & Glue.
Anna Quindlen is an author, journalist, and opinion columnist whose New York Times column, “Public and Private,” won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992. She has written five bestselling novels, three of which have been made into movies, including One True Thing starring Meryl Streep. She has also written several nonfiction books (Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud) and children’s books, and has won many awards. Her new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, celebrates her life and the lives of women and womanhood.