UPDATE: YIKES! I corrected my misspelling of Pulitzer!
One of my favorite writers (and a great speechwriter for Reagan), although to be honest I haven't paid that much attention to her Wall Street Journal columns the last couple of years. Guess I should have. In the past I read a number of her books. The one that made her famous was her book on the Reagan years What I Saw at the Revolution, which she wrote in 1990 and is a great read. If you want to polish up on your own speaking, Noonan's book On Speaking Well, How to Give a Speech With Style, Substance and Clarity is excellent.
From the Journal article last night -
Congratulations to Journal columnist Peggy Noonan on winning the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Ms. Noonan won for a variety of her columns during 2016, in particular for her prescient pieces on Donald Trump and the political uprising his candidacy represented. Ahead of most others, she foresaw Trump’s rise and his appeal to Americans who were frustrated by the leaders of both major political parties. Ms. Noonan didn’t shrink from addressing Trump’s many flaws as a candidate, but she always showed great respect for the intelligence of voters and explained the currents of American life and politics that catapulted Trump to the White House.
Ms. Noonan has written her weekly Declarations column since 2000, and she has long been a favorite of Journal readers.
She is the author of nine books on American politics, history and culture, from her most recent, “The Time of Our Lives,” to her first, “What I Saw at the Revolution.” She is one of ten historians and writers who contributed essays on the American presidency for the book, “Character Above All.”