• "Like having an older, wiser siser of favorite aunt over for a cup of tea ... A graceful look at growing older from a wise and accomplished writer."

  • "A laugh-out-loud book .. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake renews and restores our zest for life."

    The Washington Independent Review of Books
  • "Wise and inspiring ... Quindlen masterfully and beautifully sums up the best parts of aging."

    Huffington Post
  • "Quindlen will delight her steadfast readers with this pithy, get-real memoir."