Ann Pearlman

Ann Pearlman, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Nominee, is the author of Infidelity: A Memoir, The Christmas Cookie Club, and The Christmas Cookie Cookbook. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Share a holiday treat with Author Ann Pearlman's Christmas Cookie Club

Watch as author Ann Perlman tells how much fun she had writing her debut novel about the rich and complicated friendships between twelve women who meet for a cookie exchange.

My Life in 8 Words

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Ann Pearlman
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Follow your bliss, but consider others.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, the hero/villain in Perfume, a man born with a terrible flaw that is also a gift.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. What you regret is a great teacher. That knowledge erases regrets.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. openness, honesty, excitement about life

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. My own cooking. (I know, that's not fair!)

Author Voices

November 04, 2011

Shortly after the 2011 new year, I received an email from Michelle, the director of a Hospice in a North Adelaide, South Australia. A new cookie club, inspired by the novel, brought cookies to the hospice. “A lady by the name of Carole and her cookie club friends shared with us an amazing gesture, delivering to our 16 bed facility copious beautifully home baked and decorated jars of cookies, slices and other delights. I cannot even begin to tell you the impact this had on our patients,” Michelle wrote. She snapped photos of her patients receiving the cookies and planned to write about the event in the hospice Newsletter. I asked her if I... see more

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