A powerful woman, a passionate woman, a writer

“Nice people with common sense do not make interesting characters. They only make good former spouses.”

You can watch the full video, Isabel Allende: Tales of passion, at YouTube or below. She’s actually rather funny.


  1. great speech, listened to it all – humorous and wise and impassioned!
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  2. GingerMandy says:

    too funny — love that quote!

  3. Andy says:

    FYI – Site looks funny on my work computer, the right side stuff ends up at the bottom.

    1. Kristan says:

      :\ Thanks. I’ll look into it.

  4. Kristan says:

    Ok, I think I fixed… Let me know next time you look!

  5. Jon says:

    Great speech. Are you a fan of any of Allende’s books? If not, check out Eva Luna, one of my favorites.
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  6. Kristan says:

    Confession: I’ve never read anything by her. I own The House of Spirits, but it’s at my parents’ house in Houston. After this TED talk though, I’m definitely adding her to my reading queue! (I think I want to read in Spanish.) I’ll put Eva Luna at the top, thanks!

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