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The Time of Our Lives

Collected Writings
Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Politics
4.5 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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Peggy Noonan is one of the most brilliant and influential political thinkers and writers of our time. The author of five best-selling books (What I Saw at the Revolution is now a classic), her column in The Wall Street Journal is a must-read for millions of Americans. Witty, incisive, and always original, Peggy Noonan is a conservative intellectual with wide-reaching appeal across the political spectrum.

Now, for the first time, the best of Noonan's writing will be collected in one indispensable volume. With a special, original introduction, she chronicles her career in journalism, the Reagan White House, and the political arena. Annotated and analyzed throughout, Peggy expands a lifetime of wonderful writing into an astute examination of American life.

©2015 Peggy Noonan (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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Background and insight on US social evolution

Personal insights & observations of US political and social issues over a writers lifetime. Thought provoking, inspirational and in some cases visionary.

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Great Conservative Read

Loved it. Really enjoyed the commentary. She definitely puts in words the thoughts of a conservative intellectual. I never realized I should label myself as such.

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Ronald Reagan is God. Who knew?

Despite being a former military officer with a strong sense of flag-waving patriotism, this book struck me as an interminable rewrite, or at the least re-positioning, of history. Not unexpected based on having read the author's columns for many years but compacted in this format one risks overdosing on Reagan, religion and Republican self-aggrandizement. This one's going back for a refund.

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Great collection of thoughtful, quality writings.

Hated to see it end. Thoughtful, well researched, well-written. A must read especially in today's political climate.

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  • Randie
  • Poway, CA, United States
  • 03-20-19

Peggy understands and articulates the core of life

Peggy is one of the most insightful writers of our time. She has an amazing ability to drill to the core of what is happening in politics, family life, individuals hopes and dreams over the past few decades. Her beautiful and clear prose has a dignity to it lacking in so many journalists work of our time.She is grounded, she gets it whatever it is. She inspires us all to look for the good in others, but to be cautious and questioning when our leaders, church and state step out of line. I always look forward to every article she writes for the Wall Street Journal. I wish she had narrated the entire book. Her first narrator reads as though she was reading a fairy tale to a child. The second was much better and more like Peggy herself.

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  • dearlisa
  • MARIETTA, GA, United States
  • 05-21-17

Educational and Enjoyable

Great narrator. Enjoyed the chpice of stories and articles shared. Each one was like reliving pars of history and my own recollections of historical events and people. I would definitely recommend.

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Articulate presentation of her ideas

It is clear why she became successful as a speech writer. An enjoyable insight into a different world.

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Great pieces by Peggy Noonan but the narration is terrible!

If you've heard Peggy noonan's narration of her book what I saw at the revolution you'll be disappointed by how poorly the narrators of this book capture her cadence and tone. Such overacting.
The WORST part is that the narrators are constantly mispronouncing words! Famous people and places- their names butchered! Embarrassing. Did anyone check this before it was released?!
I can't even finish the audiobook and I'm already more than halfway through.

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A fine collection representing an admirable career

This collection of stories is both pertinent to our day and an at times happy, sometimes jarring reflection on the past.

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Insightful as always

Such a talented writer -- never a disappointment, even if I don't always agree with her.