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."
"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."
"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."
"Vintage Lamott: funny, brilliantly self-deprecating, and insightful."
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."
"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 is life."
--San Antonio Express-News
"Practical and poetic advice on prayer."
"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."
"[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.'"
"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."
"[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)show more