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Plan B : Further Thoughts on Faith

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Look out for Anne's next book, Hallelujah Anyway, coming April 2017. With the trademark wisdom, humor, and honesty that made Anne Lamott's book on faith, Traveling Mercies, a runaway bestseller, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith is a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in increasingly fraught times. The world is a more dangerous place than it was when Lamott's Traveling Mercies was published five years ago. Terrorism and war have become the new normal; environmental devastation looms even closer. And there are personal demands on Lamott's faith as well: turning fifty; her mother's Alzheimer's; her son's adolescence; and the passing of friends and time. Fortunately for those of us who are anxious and scared about the state of the world, whose parents are also aging and dying, whose children are growing harder to recognize as they become teenagers, Plan B offers hope in the midst of despair. It shares with us Lamott's ability to comfort, and to make us laugh despite the grim realities. Anne Lamott is one of our most beloved writers, and Plan B is a book more necessary now than ever. It will prove to be further evidence that, as The Christian Science Monitor has written, "Everybody loves Anne Lamott."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129.54 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Riverhead Books,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1594481571
  • 9781594481574
  • 389,741

About Anne Lamott

Anne Lamottis theNew York Timesbestselling author ofHelp, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches;Some Assembly Required;Grace (Eventually);Plan B;Traveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Operating Instructions, and the forthcoming Hallelujah Anyway. She is also the author of several novels, includingImperfect Birdsand Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California."show more

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To read Lamott is like finding a friend you can talk to about anything. She starts conversations inside you and helps you begin to talk with yourself in a new way. The Charlotte Observer A refreshing mix of both the worldly and the mundane... Lamott deserves to become a noational treasure. More Magazine Beyond her bold humor lies a compelling quest to recognize the spiritual challenges that surround us. People Magazine [A] book that is better than brilliant. This is that rare kind of book that is like having a smart, dear, crazy (in the best sense) friend walk next to us in sunlight and in the dark night of the soul. Publishers Weekly (starred review) Sturdy hope and valor are to be found in these sometimes painful, sometimes desperate, but always engaging pieces, which Lamott has crafted with equal parts honesty, candor, and wit. Elle Funny, acerbic reflections on faith and family... readers have long awaited Lamott s second book on spirituality, and it won t disappoint. Lamott s trademark humor and irreverence mark practically every page... readers will howl with laughter at Lamott s inability to do anything with Mom s ashes other than leave them in her closet. But there s also the real work Lamott is doing here, the slow hard, slow work of forgiveness, and things can get teary... a wonderful read Lamott s legions of fans will no doubt lap up. Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition."show more

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