books by Anne Lamott

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott, 2008

If you have ever wondered what it takes to be a writer, what it means to live a writer's life, this audio is for you. Ranging through all aspects of writing--from faith, love and grace to pain, jealousy and fear--Anne Lamott shows you how to keep your eyes open and write about what you see. Then she shows you how to survive by turning to the art of life with bracingly honest humor. 2 cassettes.


Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
Anne Lamott

Hardcover, 1999


Help, Thanks, Wow
Anne Lamott

Brilliance Audio, 2012

Anne Lamott is known for her perceptive and funny writings about spirituality. Readers of all ages have followed her faith journey through decades of trial and error (sometimes more error than Annie wanted), and in her new book, she has coalesced all she knows about prayer to three essentials: Help, Thanks, and Wow. It is these three prayers—asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating all that we have and all that is good, and ...


Imperfect Birds Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Anne Lamott, 2009


Whiskey's Children
Jack Erdmann, Larry Kearney

Vernal Press, 1995

An intimate glimpse into the soul of Jack Erdmann, an intelligent, charismatic man who also happens to be a fourth-generation alcoholic, Whiskey's Children recounts Jack's journey from the pain and despair of addiction to the miracle of recovery.


The Hope and Renewal Collection
Anne Lamott

Riverhead Hardcover, 2014

In this special boxed set, bestselling author Anne Lamott chronicles our human search to understand faith, hope, and prayer. In her  New York Times  bestselling  Help, Thanks, Wow , Lamott identifies the three simple prayers that help us get through tough times, overcome everyday struggles, and face the hard work of everyday life. In  Stitches , she explores what we can do when life lurches out of balance and we struggle to find ways to ...


Traveling Mercies
Anne Lamott

Random House Audio, 1999

3 cassettes / 4 hours Read by the Author "Eloquent, detailed, emotionally honest . . . Lamott deserves a prize for telling it like it is." - People From the bestselling author of Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird comes a chronicle of faith and spirituality that is at once tough, personal, affectionate, wise, and very funny. With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, and humor, Anne Lamott takes us on a journey through her often ...


A House with No Roof: After My Father's Assassination, A Memoir
Rebecca Wilson

Counterpoint, 2011

In 1966, Rebecca Wilson’s father, a Union Leader and civil rights activist, was assassinated on the street in San Francisco. Rebecca—known throughout as “Becky”—was three years old. A House with No Roof is Wilson’s gripping memoir of how the murder of her father propelled her family into a life-long search for solace and understanding. Following her father’s death, Becky’s mother, Barbara, desperate for closure and peace, uproots ...


Grace (Eventually) (Lib)(CD)
Anne Lamott

Books on Tape, 2007

The sharp, funny, and heartfelt follow-up to her bestselling Plan B , Anne Lamott's newest collection is a personal exploration of the faith and grace all around us. In Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith , Lamott examines the ways we're caught in life's most daunting predicaments: love, mothering, work, politics, and maybe toughest of all, evolving from who we are to who we were meant to be. This is a complicated process for most of us, ...


Anne Lamott

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2014


Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son
Anne Lamott, Sam Lamott

Riverhead Trade, 2013

“If there is a doyenne of the parenting memoir, it would be Anne Lamott.”— Time In Some Assembly Required , Anne Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter in her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax’s life. In careful and often hilarious detail, Lamott and Sam—about whom she first wrote so movingly ...


Operating Instructions

Pantheon, 1993

From Goodreads: The most honest, wildly enjoyable book written about motherhood is surely Anne Lamott's account of her son Sam's first year. A gifted writer and teacher, Lamott (Crooked Little Heart) is a single mother and ex-alcoholic with a pleasingly warped social circle and a remarkably tolerant religion to lean on. She responds to the changes, exhaustion, and love Sam brings with aplomb or outright insanity. The book rocks from hilarious to ...


When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair: 50 Ways to Feel Thin, Gorgeous, and Happy (When You Feel ...

Hyperion, 2010

From the bestselling author of Women Food and God! Geneen Roth's pioneering books were among the first to link emotional eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal issues that go far beyond weight and body image. In When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair , Roth tackles the secret ways in which we undermine our best intentions. She shows us fifty simple, effective ways to feel gorgeous and powerful no matter what--in chapters ...


Anne Lamott

North Point Press, 1989

In Anne Lamott’s wise and witty novel, the growing pains of motherhood are portrayed with rare humor and honesty. If Elizabeth Ferguson had her way, she’d spend her days savoring good books, cooking great meals, and waiting for the love of her life to walk in the door. But it’s not a man she’s waiting for, it’s her daughter, Rosie—her wild-haired, smart-mouthed, and wise-beyond-her-years alter ego. With Rosie around, the days ...


What Would You Do If You Had No Fear? Living Your Dreams While Quakin' in Your Boots

New World Library, 2004

For this book, author Diane Conway approached a police officer, a waitress, a politician, a lawyer, a cab driver, and many others, and asked them each the same question: "What would you do if you had no fear?" The results, chronicled in this book, were both surprising and enlightening. Her respondents told her their secrets, their long-hidden dreams, and their fears. Their dreams included quitting mind-numbing jobs, applying to medical school, ...


Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood
Camille Peri, Kate Moses

Villard, 1999

From the editors of the cutting-edge online magazine Salon come provocative essays that take an unflinching look at the gritty truths and unreserved pleasures of contemporary motherhood. Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood , which grew out of Salon's popular daily department of the same name, comprises nearly forty essays by writers grappling with the new and compelling ideas that motherhood has dangled before them. Elevating the ...


The Church of 80% Sincerity
David Roche

David Roche, 2012

The Church of 80% Sincerity shares the inspiring, poignant, wickedly funny, and sometimes heartbreaking story of motivational speaker David Roche's journey from shame to self-acceptance. Born with a severe facial deformity, David has had a life that's been anything but easy. Still, over time he's learned to accept his gifts as well as his flaws, and to see that, sometimes, they are one and the same. In this compelling book, he shares his ...


Between Mothers and Sons: Women Writers Talk about Having Sons and Raising Men

Scribner, 1999

The challenge for mothers of sons is to realize that because we do not share a sexual identity, that because we have not grown up in a male body, we cannot presume to understand everything there is to know about our sons' worlds. -- Patricia Stevens In this absolutely superb collection of mothers' personal narratives, some classic writers, as well as exciting new voices, ponder the conflicts and joys of raising sons. Patricia Stevens's ...



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