books by Anne Lamott
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
The BEST book to read post partum
This is the funniest book and if you read it while your pumping milk, it will relax you because you'll be laughing...and what she describes will have just happened to you! It got me thru those first difficult months of post partum. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
Anne;Lamott, Ann Lamott
Our book group loved it!
Our book group at my Episcopal church read this together, and loved every moment of it - the way God led Anne Lamott gently throughout her crazy life with spiritual guides in the person of her friends' parents, music from a nearby church, people who popped up when she was ready for them. If you object to "raw" language and will condemn anyone who uses it, you'll probably be turned off. We felt it ...
Grace (Eventually), Thoughts on Faith
BOOKS ON TAPE
Anne at her best
I borrowed this from my local library (sorry Anne), and liked it better than Bird By Bird. It seems to me a series of short stories or vignettes that are bound together by the theme of Anne's growing faith. I think it's great even though my politics are nearly 180 degrees opposite of hers, and though I think she is a lunatic a good bit of the time. Her story of the apology to the rug dealer ...
Absolutely hilarious take on life and it's many different paths. A great read!
Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood
The only thing wrong with this book is its title!
I had heard about this book for years before I read it. What held me back was the title---I pictured this being a book about not just mothers who think, but mothers who think MORE THAN REGULAR MOTHERS---you know the kind of book. One with essays by mothers who think they are more devoted, more in tune, more able to work and care for their kids at one time..etc. That wasn't what this was at ...
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Just do it
It's just a fact. She gives wonderful tips on writing. Bird by Bird reads like a novel, but is full of helpful advice on plot, characters, and just doing it....writing. Just getting started is half the battle....for me. Midway through the book, I put her advice into practice and wrote a nice little short story; a good feeling when it comes out of nowhere. One tip (if you're ...
Possibly the funniest book I've ever read
Someone gave this (in paperback) to my sister for her baby shower. She called and read passages to me. Then she gave it to me...and I called people and read passages to them. It is possibly the funniest book I've ever read - and you certainly don't need to be a new parent -- or a parent at all (I'm not) -- to enjoy it. Whenever I'm depressed I pull this out and re-read it. She's so honest about ...
When You Eat At The Refrigerator, Pull Up A Chair - Fifty Ways To Feel Thin, Gorgeous, And Happy (when You ...
Geneen; Foreword by Lamott, Anne Roth
Wow, a break-through for me.
I was just thinking about this book today. I read it about 5 years ago and it really did make a huge change in my life. Starting in middle school I became obsessed with dieting and compulsive eating even though I was not fat. I tortured myself by obsessing over my weight, and how many caleries I ate for years to the point that I forgot how to have fun. This book woke me up, and it made me ...
Random House Audio
Great Book on Faith and Self-Awareness
I love this book. It is a classic. Her self-awareness and self-honesty are refreshing and caused me to examine myself in different ways. Although it's written as a memoir, her discussion of her journey of faith deepened by spiritual experience.
A searing, unsparing odyssey from the gutter to the light
Jack Erdmann's story of his long struggle back from the strangling grip that alcoholism held on his life, as well as over members of his family for four generations, is a tour de force. This book is not just for alcoholics, or for drinkers who feel that they "don't have a problem," it is for everyone who is willing to accompany Erdmann on a harrowing journey. For those readers with alcoholics ...
Lovely, Funny, Comforting... my favorite book ever.
I could not believe some of the negative reviews I read about this book. I normally never write reviews but I had to put in my two cents to counter the negativity. I do believe that this book is not for everyone, but for me, it resonates with such truth and clarity that it makes me smile every time I think of a passage. True, there is less in the way of plots than most books, but the plot that ...
Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith
you may need to wait a while, but grace will be
My first impression was Anne Lamott's easygoing, easily understandable yet wonderfully and thankfully unannoying writing style, but what on earth is it about book covers with iconic (without a doubt) white (or thereabouts) clapboard church buildings plunked down and settled in amidst verdant Midwestern or New English (doubtless) shade trees? Is there any other possibility? At first I thought ...
Rosie is yet another Ann Lamont jewel
I have long been a big fan of Ann Lamont since first reading Traveling Mercies. I shared that book with friends and they too have enjoyed them. Each time I look for her books another little treasure pops up that I didn't know about. Ms. Lamont has drawn Rosie and her family and friends with a deft pen. I couldn't put it down. I was so drawn into Elizabeth and her alcoholic spiral and then ...
All New People
Anne Lamott is amazing!
I think that Anne Lamott is one of the most amazing writers of our time! I have read everything she has ever written, both fiction and non-fiction and have always eagerly awaited her next book! I only wish that Oprah would discover her and then the rest of the world can find out what they have been missing! I know Anne has a devoted, loyal following but she deserves to be a best-selling author! ...
Anne Lamott, 2008
Imperfect world -
Anne Lamott captures imperfect people in our imperfect world beautifully in this novel. Readers who think Lamott has left them bereft of plot aren't paying attention. The title character's imperfections construct the plot for us. This books is about loving someone despite it all. Joe Jones is flawed, and does not realize his shortcomings, making those that genuinely care about him the central ...
What Would You Do If You Had No Fear? Living Your Dreams While Quakin' in Your Boots
New World Library
This book gives hope and inspiration to many who wish to change or break through a fear. I enjoyed every story and could in some way relate to them all. Ms. Conway has a refreshing and witty way of writing and look forward to her next book!! I recommend this as a gift to someone that needs a little boost.
Penguin Highbridge (Aud)
Plan B by Anne Lamott
'Plan B' by Anne Lamott is hard to put down. Each chapter stands alone, so it is an easy, fast read. The thought-provoking themes, however, are not always easy. They can be taken at face value or reflected on for a long time. Her openness about her own life makes her very non-threatening!
Crooked Little Heart
"Crying withheld feels sometimes like dying..."
I really loved this book, mostly because I could empathize with Rosie's middle school angst and insecurites. But I also admire (and envy) Lamott's writing in general - she creates beautiful phrases such as "it was so hot that the only things moving outside were the crickets and the anorexics" and "the sun smelled warm, like laundry in the dryer, like melting yellow crayons." Her writing startles ...
Imagine: What America Could be in the 21st century
Vastly More Practical (and Political) Than Title Suggests
I almost did not buy this book, and I say that because an awful lot of really smart folks might be inclined to turn away on the basis of the title and the possibility that this is a fairy tale wishful-thinking la la land kind of book. It is not. It is practical (and political), it is enriching, and it is over-all a very high quality endeavor that has been well executed. Four "great truths" ...
Between Mothers and Sons: Women Writers Talk about Having Sons and Raising Men
Memorable reading, great range of experiences
Each in her own way, the writers in this collection make complex connections -- with their sons and with readers. There's a great range of experiences here for the reader who wants to concentrate on the mother-son relationship rather than on family relationships in general. I sometimes cried and more often laughed -- but I also thought about my female friends and their sons, and agreed with ...
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