Most widely held works about Anne Lamott
Most widely held works by Anne Lamott
Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life by Anne Lamott ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,499 libraries worldwide
The author of five books, including the novels Hard Laughter, Rosie and Joe Jones, offers an "inspiring book about writing as a way of finding truth" (San Francisco Chronicle). "A reveille to get off our duffs and start writing now, while we still can".--Seattle Times. "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
Traveling mercies : some thoughts on faith by Anne Lamott ( Book )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,258 libraries worldwide
The author describes the lifelong process through which she came to believe in God, discussing the battles she fought with alcohol, food disorders, and the loss of loved ones, and following her search for the spiritual path.
Plan B : further thoughts on faith by Anne Lamott ( Book )
32 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,036 libraries worldwide
With the trademark wisdom, humor, and honesty this is a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in increasingly fraught times.
Blue shoe by Anne Lamott ( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,034 libraries worldwide
When she stumbles upon a small blue shoe and other small items left behind in her deceased father's car, Mattie Ryder, a divorced mother of two, and her brother struggle to uncover the truth about their dysfunctional upbringing.
Grace (eventually) : thoughts on faith by Anne Lamott ( Book )
36 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,965 libraries worldwide
Wherever you look, there's trouble and wonder, pain and beauty, restoration and darkness--sometimes all at once. Yet amid the confusion, if you look carefully, in nature or in the kitchen, in ordinariness or in mystery, beyond the emotion muck we all slog through, you'll find it eventually: a path, some light to see by, moments of insight, courage, or buoyancy. In other words, grace. Lamott knows and lives by this belief, most of the time. In these essays, she recounts the missteps, detours, and roadblocks in her walk of faith.--From publisher description.
Imperfect birds by Anne Lamott ( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,942 libraries worldwide
Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and that Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune from the pull of the darker impulses of drugs and alcohol are dashed. Now, Elizabeth is forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to her, and that her deceptions will have profound consequences.
Crooked little heart by Anne Lamott ( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,697 libraries worldwide
The story of a teenage tennis star in a small town in northern California. She is Rosie, 13, and she has problems. Her mother is a recovering alcoholic still beset by grief over the early death of her first husband, Rosie's tennis partner is experimenting with sex and Rosie is attracted to a middle-aged man.
Operating instructions : a journal of my son's first year by Anne Lamott ( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,266 libraries worldwide
I seems no mother of a newborn has ever been more hilarious, more honest, or more touching than Anne Lamott is in Operating Instructions. A single parent whose baby's father is out of the picture, Lamott struggles not only to support her little family by her wits and her writing, but to stay sober at the same time. Faith in God helps; so does her loyal band of helpers, from her childless best friend Pammy to her mother and "Aunt Dudu" to the folks at the La Leche League hotline. And between colic, wheat-free diets, and the triumph of solid food, Lamott learns that blessings and losses come together, and that as our capacity for joy increases, so does our capacity for grief.
All new people : a novel by Anne Lamott ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
In this child's-eye view of the fear and pain of growing up, Lamott shows in vivid word pictures that the child is parent of the adult. Nan Goodman, hurting after a failed marriage and her father's death, goes back to the town of her childhood. As skinny little Nanny, aged five to 12, she either adored or was ashamed of her leftist parents, her writer father who never made enough money for comfort and her devoutly Christian mother who was his inspiration. Wrenching memories of family disasters, and especially the cruel snubs and abject solitude of childhood, are dissipated by love and laughter, and the adult Nan makes peace with her past.
Rosie by Anne Lamott ( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
If Elizabeth Ferguson had her way, she'd spend her days savoring good books, cooking great meals, and waiting for the love of her life to walk in the door. But it's not a man she's waiting for, it's her daughter, Rosie-her wild-haired, smart-mouthed, and wise-beyond-her-years alter ego. With Rosie around, the days aren't quite so long, but Elizabeth can't keep the realities of the world at bay, and try as she might, she can't shield Rosie from its dangers or mysteries. As Rosie grows older and more curious, Elizabeth must find a way to nurture her extraordinary daughter-even if it means growing up herself.
Joe Jones : a novel by Anne Lamott ( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
Tells of the people who work or hang out at Jessie's Cafe.
Hard laughter by Anne Lamott ( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 libraries worldwide
Writer (and sometime housecleaner) Jennifer is twenty-three when her beloved father, Wallace, is diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Grace (eventually) [thoughts on faith by Anne Lamott ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
The author presents a collection of essays on the missteps, detours, and roadblocks in her walk of faith and in her discovery of what it means to be fully human and alive.
Plan B [further thoughts on faith by Anne Lamott ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
"The world is a more difficult place to live in than it was when Anne Lamott's runaway bestseller "Traveling mercies" was published six years ago. There's the big picture, in which terrorism and war have become the new normal, George W. Bush is president, and environmental devastation looms ever closer. And there are greater personal demands on Lamott's faith as well: turning fifty, her mother's Alzheimer's, her son Sam'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 enter their teenage years, Plan B offers hope through the panic and despair. With her trademark humor, wisdom, and honesty, Lamott tells us stories of daily life-- shopping at the supermarket on her birthday and winning a free ham she doesn't want ; skiing with a dying friend who teaches her to fall ; celebrating Thanksgiving with Sam and his dad ; attending protest rallies. She watches the seasons come and go, and shares with us the comfort and insights that she draws from life around her even as she continues to panic and despair-- and also to struggle, as all of us must, to make the world a safer, and more loving, place to live" -- container.
Traveling mercies [some thoughts on faith by Anne Lamott ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Korean and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Author, with a mix of passion, insight, and humor, takes us on a "journey through her often troubled past to illuminate her devout but quirky walk of faith". -- back cover.
Bird by bird with Annie a portrait of writer Anne Lamott ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Offers an intimate portrait of the celebrated writer as well as her craft, interweaving the story of Lamott's life, in itself a deeply moving tale of addiction and redemption, grief and joy, intellect and faith, with one year's worth of interviews, public lectures, and readings, and footage of the writer at work.
Word by word by Anne Lamott ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Your writing, and your life, will be good and get better if you just take it word by word, says Anne Lamott in this live seminar recording that won a 1997 Audie Award for Best Educational/How-to Audiobook. Based on Lamott's acclaimed book "Bird by Bird", this workshop was recorded at a presentation given for the Writers' League of Texas.
Bird by bird [some instructions on writing and life by Anne Lamott ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 103 libraries worldwide
A writer discusses a writer's life as well as how to survive.
Whiskey's children by Jack Erdmann ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
On values, talking with Peggy Noonan. Family ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Second in a series of three programs in which Peggy Noonan explores the roles of faith, family, and freedom in America today, in conversations with writers, historians, and thinkers. This segment examines the cultural forces at work on the family, the changing structure of families in America today and its consequences for our children. Features Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, social historian and vice president of the Institute of American Values; Annie Lamott, author of Operating instructions : a journal of my son's first year; and Stanley Crouch, MacArthur Fellow, essayist, and author of Notes of a hanging judge.
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