The Hope and Renewal CollectionHardback
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- Publisher: Riverhead Books
- Format: Hardback
- Dimensions: 86mm x 221mm x 20mm | 431g
- Publication date: 30 January 2014
- ISBN 10: 1594632936
- ISBN 13: 9781594632938
- Sales rank: 356,359
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 reconnect with each other. Simple and profound, honest and funny, these two books offer perceptive remedies to the troubles that we struggle with as we move through life."
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Anne Lamottis the "New York Times"-bestselling author of"Help, Thanks, Wow"and "Stitches," "Some Assembly Required," "Grace (Eventually)," "Plan B," and"Traveling Mercies," as well as several novels, including"Imperfect Birds." A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California."
Praise for "Stitches " Lamott s pithiest, most insightful book yet, "Stitches "offers plenty of her characteristic witty wisdom this slim, readable volume [is] a lens on life, widening and narrowing, encouraging each reader to reflect on what it is, after all, that really matters. "People" Laced with stories, full of faith a hopeful [book]. "Minneapolis Star Tribune" The wickedly witty and very funny Lamott makes you laugh at the same time she makes you think. This collection of moments, memories and spiritual insights is one of her best. "Denver Post " Like a warming, hearty sip of soup after a day out in the cold or a candid letter from a friend. "New York Daily News" ["Stitches"] brings the beloved author's trademark compassion, wisdom and tart wit to the question of how to deal with suffering and loss, both public and personal. "Tampa Bay Times" Whirling, fuming, blunt, wise, and funny Lamott s larky yet shrewd needle-and-thread spirituality is realistic and renewing. "Booklist" Vintage Lamott: funny, brilliantly self-deprecating, and insightful. "Publishers Weekly" Praise for "Help, Thanks, Wow" Prayer is a topic that can quickly turn treacly, but the reader needn't fear that in Lamott's irreverent hands. "Minneapolis Star-Tribune " Charmingly irreverent "MORE "magazine Small enough to slip into a bag and short enough to read in a sitting, although it would repay thoughtful reading Lamott is, as usual, funny and self-deprecating. "Tampa Bay Times " Filled with Lamott's unique brand of humor, wisdom and profound spiritual insight She has a gift for putting into words what it means to accept and ultimately embrace the beauty, mystery, and pain that islife. "San Antonio Express-News" Practical and poetic advice on prayer. "The Oregonian " Inspiriting, trenchant, and funny, best-selling Lamott takes an imaginative do-it-yourself approach to spirituality in her disarming and stirring essays. Unabashedly emotional yet practical and sharply attuned to the absurdities and tragedies of life, she focuses on prayer in this mighty little volume With a stand-up comic s snap and pop, candid and righteous Lamott tells hilarious and wrenching tales about various predicaments that have sparked her prayers and inspired her to encourage others to pray anytime, anywhere, and any way. "Booklist" [A] prayer manual for people who wouldn t be caught dead reading prayer manuals anybody who gets it as a holiday gift will likely just say, Thanks. Wow. "Publishers Weekly " A refreshingly simple approach to spiritual practice in a pint-sized reflection on prayer Lamott manages to deftly convey the idea that in trying to control things, we ve largely lost our ability to see the good and the miraculous in everyday life there s more here than meets the eye. "Kirkus Reviews" [With Lamott s] usual fluency and charm A worthy successor to her prior works ["Help, Thanks, Wow"] will delight Lamott s regular readers, and likely draw new readers to her writing. "Library Journal "(starred review)"