Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

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Penguin, Mar 28, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway and Help, Thanks, Wow, a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in increasingly fraught times.

As Anne Lamott knows, the world is a dangerous place. Terrorism and war have become the new normal. Environmental devastation looms even closer. And there are personal demands on her faith as well: getting older; her mother's Alzheimer's; her son's adolescence; and the passing of friends and time.

Fortunately for those of us who are anxious 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 that we’re not alone 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 is further evidence that, as The New Yorker has written, "Anne Lamott is a cause for celebration."
 

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User Review  - Seven.Stories.Press - 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  - mawls - LibraryThing

i enjoyed the honesty of the narrative and the different stories that makes Lamott believe in a God. blunt and to the point ideas combined with well-written prose. Read full review

Contents

one ham of god
5
two red cords
17
three sams dad
31
seven adolescence
91
eight sincere meditations
103
ten hard rain
125
eleven good friday world
135
twelve diamond heart
147
fourteen joice to the world
177
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About the author (2006)

Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; StitchesSome Assembly RequiredGrace (Eventually)Plan BTraveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Operating Instructions, and the forthcoming Hallelujah Anyway. She is also the author of several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. 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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