Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

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Thorndike Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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A New York Times BestsellerWith the trademark wisdom, humor, and honesty that made Anne Lamott's book on faith Traveling Mercies a runaway bestseller, Plan B is a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in our increasingly fraught times.

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I love Ann Lamott's writing. - Goodreads
A collection of insights to encourage and inspire. - Goodreads
Loved Operating Instructions, and this one as well. - Goodreads
More advice on faith and the world - Goodreads
Anne Lamott's writing always entertains me. - Goodreads
I am definitely a fan of Anne Lamott's writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - SevenStoriesPres - LibraryThing

It's funny how Anne Lamott has come into my life, and how at this point she's just about set up shop inside my head. This book is no exception, and though there are some significant ideological ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kari Yergin - Goodreads

I listened to this one, too. I like her writing much more than I like her reading. I love her stories and some of her words are so wise, but I got really sick of the her passionate but dated ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Anne Lamott was born on April 10, 1954 in San Francisco, California. She began writing when she returned to California after spending two years at Goucher College, but her early efforts, mostly short stories, met with little success. The turning point in her writing came with a family crisis, when her father was diagnosed with brain cancer. She wrote a series of short pieces about the traumatic effect that serious illness has on a family. These pieces were published, and they eventually became the basis of her first novel, Hard Laughter, published in 1980. During the 1980s, she wrote three additional novels, Rosie, Joe Jones and All New People. In 1989, her life took another turn when her son was born. Her next book, published in 1993, was a non-fiction effort called Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year. She wrote ironically, but candidly, about her struggles to adjust to her new role as a mother and a single parent, and her experiences with everything from sleep deprivation to financial and emotional uncertainty to concerns about what she would tell her son when he was old enough to ask about his absent father. Operating Instructions proved to be even more successful than her novels, and led to interviews on network news programs and a regular spot on National Public Radio. Her other works include Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life; Crooked Little Heart; Blue Shoe, Imperfect Birds, and Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son. Her title Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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