The Resource Finding magic : a spiritual memoir, Sally Quinn

Finding magic : a spiritual memoir, Sally Quinn

Label
Finding magic : a spiritual memoir
Title
Finding magic
Title remainder
a spiritual memoir
Statement of responsibility
Sally Quinn
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The author, journalist, television commentator, and longtime Washington insider reflects on the spiritual quest that has brought deeper meaning to her life--and kept her grounded within the high-powered political world of Washington, D.C.'s elite--her renowned writing career, her celebrity marriage, and her legendary role as doyenne of the capital's social scene. In this emotionally involving, illuminating memoir, the legendary Washington Post journalist, author, and 'superstar hostess' (Vanity Fair) talks candidly about her life at the white-hot center of power and the surprising spiritual quest that has driven her for more than half a century. While working as a reporter, caring for a learning-disabled son with her husband, longtime Washington Post executive editor Benjamin Bradlee, reigning over the capital's social scene, and remaining intimately connected with national politics, Sally Quinn yearned to understand what truly made the world--and her life--tick. After years of searching, most of which occurring in the secular capital of the world, she came to realize that the time she spent with friends and family--the evenings of shared hospitality and intimate fellowship--provided spiritual nourishment and that this theme has been woven into all the most important moments of her life.--
  • In this spiritual memoir, Quinn speaks frankly about her varied, provocative spiritual experiences--from her Southern family of Presbyterians and psychics, to voodoo lessons from her Baptist nanny, her trials as a hospitalized military kid in Japan as the Korean War begins, to her adventures as a Post reporter and columnist and her experience as one of the first female news anchors on national television; her battles with the Nixon administration, Watergate, and other scandals that have rocked the nation; her courtship and long marriage to one of the most authoritative figures in the media; her role as the capital's most influential hostess; and her growing fascination with religious issues. This fascination led to her pioneering work in creating the most visited religious site on the web, OnFaith.co, where she reports on the unseen driving force of American life. Throughout this radiant, thoughtful, and surprisingly intimate memoir, Quinn reveals how 'it's all magic'--the many forms of what draws us together and provides meaning to all we do. Her roller coaster and irreverent but surprisingly spiritual story allows us to see how the infinite wonder of God and the values of meaningful conversation, experience, and community are available to us all. Finding Magic includes 16 pages of exclusive photographs"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quinn, Sally
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.Q5
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quinn, Sally
  • Quinn, Sally
  • Quinn, Sally
  • Quinn, Sally
  • Women journalists
  • Journalists
  • Socialites
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Political culture
  • Spiritual biography
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Journalists
  • Manners and customs
  • Marriage
  • Philosophy
  • Political culture
  • Socialites
  • Spiritual biography
  • Women journalists
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
Finding magic : a spiritual memoir, Sally Quinn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062315502
Lccn
2017019076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987491521
  • 1279706
  • (OCoLC)ocn987491521
  • 1279706
Label
Finding magic : a spiritual memoir, Sally Quinn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062315502
Lccn
2017019076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987491521
  • 1279706
  • (OCoLC)ocn987491521
  • 1279706

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