Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

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Penguin, Mar 28, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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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."
 

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Anne Lamott's prose is gorgeous and mesmerizing. - Goodreads
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
Honest and real writing. - Goodreads

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My 50something-year-old stepmom LOVES Anne Lamott and loved this book. I really enjoyed _Bird By Bird_ (her book on writing), but think I'm not old enough to fully appreciate this one. Read full review

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User Review  - Emily Gardner - Goodreads

I really wanted to like this book because so many authors I love/respect hold Anne Lamott in high esteem. I haven't given up on Anne yet but I definitely gave up on this book (about half way through). Read full review

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Contents

ham of god
1
red cords
13
sams dad
31
o noraht noraht
43
holy of holies 101
57
this dogs life
79
adolescence
91
sincere meditations
103
joice to the world
177
holding on
191
one hand clapping
203
loving your president day 2
215
scattering the present
229
flower girl
241
sams brother
253
falling better
265

heat
113
hard rain
125
good friday world
135
diamond heart
147
untitled
169
cruise ship
279
let us commence
299
market street
311
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About the author (2006)

Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Help, Thanks, Wow, Some Assembly Required, Grace (Eventually), Plan B, and several others. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.

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