Literary Birthday – 20 March – Emily Giffin

Happy Birthday, Emily Giffin, born 20 March 1972.

Five Quotes

  1. I think it’s important to try to be present with whatever it is you’re doing. And if you can’t be present, take a break.
  2. A theme in a lot of my books – and in my own life – is making choices that you feel you should make, or what society wants you to make, as opposed to what is truly right for you.
  3. Life is about the grey areas. Things are seldom black and white, even when we wish they were and think they should be, and I like exploring this nuanced terrain.
  4. I’ve always been intrigued by the power of secrets. When is it justifiable to keep them from the ones we love? And does keeping them irrevocably change who we are?
  5. It’s a funny thing – when I’m crazed with work, spending time with my children relaxes me. Yet, at the end of a long weekend with them, the very thing I need to relax is a little work and time away from them!

Emily Giffin is an American author. After practising as a lawyer at a Manhattan firm, she moved to London to write full time. She has written seven New York Times bestselling novels, including the titles Something Borrowed and Something Blue.

Source for Image: Emily Giffin Website Photo credit: Harold Daniels

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 20th March 2014