Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Anna Quindlen is no longer the primary decision-maker. In Nanaville, she shares her experiences as a new grandmother and reflects on the way parenting is changing today.
...as always in her warmly candid nonfiction, Quindlen voices concerns and celebrates high points with sensitivity and insight ... Quindlen savors a shared book, a held hand, a child’s laugh, and a relationship built on mutual love and respect. This tender book should be required reading for grandparents everywhere.
...often amusing and sometimes poignant ... Don’t expect a tell-all, however. While Quindlen’s tone is often self-deprecating, most of the faults she bares, such as her 'dirty mouth,' are more like lovable quirks ... Nanaville serves up enough vivid anecdotes and fresh insights — about childhood, about parenthood, about grandparenthood and about life — to make for a gratifying read.
In the tradition of her best New York Times and Newsweek columns over the years, Quindlen mixes wit and wisdom as she shares her thoughts on this new stage in life ... In addition to those laugh-out-loud moments, the book contains enough facts and historical insights to ground it as more than just a proud nana sharing family stories ... worth a visit for anyone whose baby either now has a baby or is getting ready to welcome one.